These messages began to circulate shortly after reports of Facebook’s participation in data breaches made headlines across the world.
According to allegations circulating on Facebook, “Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, created the term BFF.” “Type BFF in a remark on Facebook to ensure your account is secure. Your account is safe if it shows green. If it isn’t, it has been hacked.”
These rumors began to circulate shortly after reports of Facebook’s participation in data breaches made headlines across the world. It’s no surprise that thousands of people were affected. The majority of this was a direct result of people’s fear of their personal information being kept and sold by the social networking site.
When you write specific phrases as comments or captions on Facebook in 2017, the function automatically colors them and adds a brief 2-3 second animation to your screen. Best wishes, some of these terms include xo, and yes, BFF is one of them.
If the acronym does not turn green, it may indicate that your Facebook is not up to date or that there is a problem. Also, just because it turns green doesn’t mean your account is completely secure.
On Facebook, there’s a scam going around. Source.
However, one benefit of this rumor is that it prompts you to update your password if BFF does not turn green. The claim is advantageous since it is recommended that you change your email and social media passwords every six months or so.
Is this a plot to force you to update your password? It’s possible, but it’s not a test of your Facebook account’s security.
This isn’t the first time that innocent users have been subjected to false rumors. Our national anthem receiving the UNESCO prize for greatest national anthem is one of the most popular falsehoods in India.
“We are aware of many blogs in India spreading this news,” a UNESCO representative wrote, “but can assure you that UNESCO has made no such statement about the anthem of India or any nation.”
In2009, the “Director of Facebook, Mark” issued a warning on Facebook, stating that accessing the social media site would be free if users shared the warning “post” with 18 other people. Their “icon” would then change blue, signifying that they would not be charged any costs.
All of the aforementioned rumors have one thing in common: they all encourage users to copy, paste, and forward the message (s).
An illustration of a phone crammed with social media. Source.
There’s a good explanation for it, according to Inc.com. Sharing postings exposes them to being removed all at once. For example, if a thousand people share a post and then the original is deleted, the link is immediately removed from all thousand postings.
In comparison, removing a link from a social networking site requires that much time and effort if a post is duplicated, modified, and put on a thousand accounts.
Consider BFF, where users are encouraged to remark rather than copy-paste the post.
The more individuals who remark on a post, the more engagement Facebook tracks. As your involvement grows, Facebook recognizes the post as more significant and continues to promote it. It’s a wonderful method to get more people to like your page or join your group, but it’s not the most ethical approach to do it.
If you come across similar “news” or postings that make you suspicious, use websites like check4spam, SM Hoax Slayerhttps://www.altnews.in/topics/news/, or Alt News to double-check before reacting or forwarding them.