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Facebook releasing members photos to third party advertisers-Fiction!

Facebook releasing members photos to third party advertisers-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:
A forwarded email that says the popular online community Facebook is allowing third party advertisers to use member photos and images without permission.   The email goes on to give recommended privacy settings for profiles.
 

The Truth:

This is a hoax according to Barry Schnitt, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications and Public Policy at Facebook.  

Schnitt told TruthorFiction.com that Facebook never sells user content or information to advertisers and posted a statement on his blog debunking this eRumor saying, “These rumors are false, and we have made no such change in our advertising policies.”  

Click for Schnitt’s statement.

updated 07/24/09