“Avoid False Warnings on Facebook”

ATTENTION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!do not join the group that runs currently on facebook with the title `becoming a father or mother was the greatest gift of my life` This isa group created by pedophiles whose aim is to access yourphotos!!!!!!!!!!!! Please rotate this post to all Your Friends on Facebook.
ATTENTION!!! Fox 5 news reported: DO NOT join the group currently on facebook with the title `Becoming a father or mother was the greatest gift of mylife`. This is a group created by pedophiles whose aim is to access your photos. Please copy

This long running hoax has been circulating in one form or another since the very beginning of 2010, and is one of the first hoaxes that used the controversial bait of using Facebook paedophiles to entice Facebook users into propagating it throughout the social networking site.

Of course, the message is completely bogus, and there is absolutely no evidence or reason to support the unfounded assertion that groups with the name described in the messages above is run (or has anything to do with) by paedophiles. The message is flawed in several ways, such as if it was indeed run by paedophiles then it would be removed by Facebook and joining a group doesn’t make it easier for the admins of that group to access a Facebook users photos. Additionally how would somebody know the group was run by paedophiles and if they did why would they not report it to the authorities and get the group shut down? The later evolution of the hoax that purported that Fox News has reported on this is also completely untrue.

Also worth noting is that there was not even a group with that name at the time the rumour first began to circulate, yet many groups with similar or identical names were created after the rumour became prolific. Also many counter groups were created warning of the rumour, but since the rumour is a complete hoax, the counter groups were essentially rime wasting exercises in themselves.

I also searched Fox News Live and they reported no such thing. The rumour is not based on any truth and should not be circulated.

Different Facebook rumours circulate throughout the site everyday, fooling millions of online users. If you want to learn more about these rumours and how to spot them, you can read our full article on Facebook rumours byclicking here.

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