Facebook Hoax Back in New Disguise for Graph Search

Today I noticed an old Facebook hoax back in a new disguise following the arrival of Graph Search. It is essentially the same message that proliferated Facebook at the end of 2012 as this Forbes article describes in some detail.

The new version of the hoax states: “With the launch of Facebook’s new Graph Search tool yesterday, this is even more important. For those of you who don’t know about Graph Search. There is no question that Graph Search opens up a number of new ways that your content can be discovered and used, including not only content you made publicly available years ago but even stuff you intentionally “hid” from your timeline.
That being said: I want to stay PRIVATELY connected with you. I post shots of my family that I don’t want strangers to have access to!!! However, with the recent changes in FB, the “public” can now see activities in ANY wall. This happens when our friend hits “like” or “comment” ~ automatically, their friends would see our posts too. Unfortunately, we can not change this setting by ourselves …because Facebook has configured it this way. PLEASE place your mouse over my name above (DO NOT CLICK), a window will appear, now move the mouse on “FRIENDS” (also without clicking), then down to “Settings”, click here and a list will appear. REMOVE the CHECK on “COMMENTS & LIKE” and also “PHOTOS”. By doing this, my activity among my friends and family will no longer become public. Now, copy and paste this on your wall. Once I see this posted on your page, ‘LIKE’ I will do the same. Thanks”

This message was a hoax last year and it is still is. Hopefully I won’t be seeing as many people posting it this time around.