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Posts falsely claiming that typing “bff” into Facebook tells users if their accounts are secure circulated in March 2018.
False claims that Facebook only shows users posts from 26 friends circulated in February 2018.
False reports that Mark Zuckerberg is retiring from Facebook in 2018 cropped up after Zuckerberg voiced disappointed with the platform’s overall impact on society.
False warnings not to accept friend requests from Facebook hacker Andrea Wilson that spread in November 2017 are based on legitimate threats.
A fake Costco coupon for $41 off a $50 purchase began circulating on Facebook in October 2017.
An anonymous user posted the so-called Antifa Manual on 4chan; it appears to be a joke but there’s no way to confirm that.
False warnings not to accept anything from Facebook hacker Fabrizio Brambilla surfaced in August 2017 and weren’t connected to a legitimate threat.
A story about a 14 year old boy shot six times by his stepfather on Facebook is an example of a sick child hoax used by scammers.
A baseless warning that clicking on a video called “popcorn carnival” or “carnival of the popcorn” on WhatsApp will destroy users phones has gone viral.