It's easy to debunk a hoax. Just highlight part of the text and search for it.

It’s easy to debunk a hoax. Just highlight part of the text and search for it.

Facebook is not charging $5.99 to protect your privacy and Bill Gates isn’t going to give you $5,000. And posting a “legal” notice doesn’t mean anything. 

You are responsible for what you post
If you’ve seen the following post on Facebook, the person who posted it has fallen for a hoax. Don’t fall for it yourself and don’t spread it. In fact, don’t spread any hoaxes. If you see something on social media that you’re tempted to share, investigate before you do. Anything you post is coming from you, which means you’re responsible for it being accurate, even if you got it from somewhere else. 

And don’t feel too bad if you’ve ever done this. I’m amazed at how many smart people I know who have pasted false rumors into their Facebook profiles. Now it’s time for all of us to take responsibility and verify before spreading what see online.
now it’s official! It has been published in the media. Facebook has just released the entry price: $5.99 to keep the subscription of your status to be set to “private”. If you paste this message on your page, it will be offered free (paste not share) if not tomorrow, all your posts can become public. Even the messages that have been deleted or the photos not allowed. After all, it does not cost anything for a simple copy and paste
Critical thinking and search can debunk hoaxes
A little bit of critical thinking can go a long way. If you see anything that looks like might might not be true, spend a couple of minutes doing some research before passing it on. It’s easy and you’ll feel better knowing that you’re helping to debunk a myth. It’s also good media literacy so share this with your colleagues, friends and especially your kids.

It’s not usually difficult to verify or debunk a rumor. In most cases all you have to do is highlight part of the text in a browser, right click and select search to have a search engine look for any web references to the text. If it’s a known hoax, you’ll find something on or another rumor site to prove that it’s false.
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