Facebook Reports Photos of Gun Owners – Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Facebook now reports the names of users who post photos of themselves with guns to the Department of Homeland Security.
The Truth:This eRumor is a hoax that was started by a fake news website.
A satirical article published by Empire News claimed that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said he had agreed to report people who post photos of themselves with guns to the feds in an effort to help President Obama “transform America.”
Empire News’ disclaimer states that it’s a satirical website. This isn’t the first time it has taken aim at Facebook, either. Previous posts have claimed that Facebook told its users to “stop bitching” about privacy policies and that Facebook planned to launch a massive site redesign.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed rumors this morning that the company would be handing over names and photos of site users who have posted pictures of themselves with guns to the government. Democrat leaders applauded Facebook’s move, stating that it is important to know who has guns in America, especially since many of the weapons that they’d seen could very well be unregistered.