The other day I noticed on Facebook another post that had been shared and was urging Facebook users to copy and post to their profile, and my first thought on this was that it was a hoax and that was just designed to be shared around Facebook.
It was a post with instructions on how to change the way Facebook algorithms work so that you do not see the same posts, and posts from the same few people over and over again, with an urgency to share the said post to all of your Facebook friends. This made me very suspicious and I wanted to check the post out properly.
I immediately copied the title of the said post and pasted it into Google and performed a search on it, and the search results confirmed my suspicions, that is was, in fact, a hoax post that was designed to be spread around the globe via Facebook.
Posts that are like these are just designed to make Facebook user’s feel that there is an urgency to share them around by copying and pasting them to all of their friend’s profiles, yet there is no real truth in the facts that they are claiming. The sole purpose is just to cause alarm and concern to anyone that is reading it, in other words, it is, in fact, a hoax.
I don’t know what the person or person’s that create these type of posts are thinking, nor do I know what they get from doing it, maybe some kind of a kick knowing that have fooled many millions of people.
If you see one of these posts on Facebook or any other social media website, it is advisable to check it out by searching the title of it in Google before you decide to start sharing it around.