The post further urges users to copy-paste a 'privacy notice' that states that the user does not consent to their data being used by the company as a preventative measure.
This comes after social media giant Facebook changed its name to 'Meta' as part of a rebrand meant to highlight the company's new focus on developing 'the metaverse'.
The message reads: "The new Facebook/Meta rule starts tomorrow where they can use your photos. Don't forget the deadline is today! This could be used in lawsuits against you. Everything you've ever posted is posted today – even messages that have been deleted. It doesn't cost anything, just copy and post, better than regretting later."
NewsMeter received a request to fact-check the claim on our WhatsApp.
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The claim is false.
"The Facebook Company is now Meta. While our company name is changing, we are continuing to offer the same products, including the Facebook app from Meta. Our Data Policy and Terms of Service remain in effect, and this name change does not affect how we use or share data. Learn more about Meta and our vision for the metaverse," reads the opening paragraph on the data policy page.
We also noticed that one of the sentences reads: "Under UCC Law Sections 1-207, 1-308… I am imposing my Reservation of Rights".
UCC refers to the Uniform Commercial Code, which governs all commercial transactions in the United States. This clearly indicates that the forward originated in the United States.