John Oliver’s Facebook privacy notice: Last Week Tonight host says to share his video instead (VIDEO).

John Oliver Is Mystified by Those Hoax Posts About Facebook’s Privacy Settings

John Oliver Is Mystified by Those Hoax Posts About Facebook’s Privacy Settings

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Oct. 1 2015 12:35 PM

John Oliver Is Mystified by Those Hoax Posts About Facebook’s Privacy Settings

John Oliver explains why Facebook privacy statements won't work.

Still taken from the video.

Facebook Privacy Hoax Debunked

THE FACEBOOK PRIVACY PROTECTION MESSAGES ARE HOAXES! WATCH THIS VIDEO TO HEAR JOHN OLIVER EXPLAIN HOW TO ACTUALLY PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

Posted by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Wednesday, September 30, 2015

John Oliver has seen those hoax posts about Facebook’s privacy settings circulating on Facebook, and he is mystified. For those who shared the posts, which often begin with language like, “I do declare the following,” Oliver notes that “just because you say something in the voice of a Southern debutante does not make it legally binding.”

Oliver finally delivered some exciting news for those seeking more control over their privacy settings: Those posts might not work, but according to the Social Media Profile Copyright Act of 1934, Oliver explains, if you share his video on Facebook, you’re protected forever.