Better Turn Blue Rumor About Facebook Charging Users-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
A “Better Turn Blue” warning that Facebook will start charging this summer unless users change their wall icon blue has been making its way around the web.
This is just the latest in a long line of false reports and hoaxes about Facebook charging users.
The rumor began circulating in early May 2016 with a posting warning Facebook users that the “better turn blue”:
better turn blue!! ?? it’s official signed at 4:47 p.m. it’s even passed on tv. facebook will start charging this summer. if you copy this to your wall your icon will turn blue and your facebook will be free for you. please pass this message, if not your icon will be deleted. p.s. this is serious, the icon will turn blue (copy and paste to your wall)
Rumors like this one about Facebook charging go back years. Truth or Fiction first investigated it back in 2011, and it resurfaces a few times a year — don’t believe it.
Facebook has repeatedly said that it would never use a word-of-mouth campaign to announce major changes to its platform. Always check Facebook’s newsroom for the latest news about what’s happening with the social media site.