Follow me- Facebook’s new hoax

By | February 25, 2018

A post on: Follow me- Facebook’s new hoax updateed 2018-02-25 22:21:41.

A new Facebook hoax going round causing fears of online stalking is ”following me”.

Follow me- Facebook's new hoax

But the story has been dispelled by experts who say the social media site is still as safe as ever.
The myth that has been circulating claims that each user has a hidden list of
“followers”. That is to say, the followers are people who can see what you post without being
accepted as a “friend”.

The
rumor is that if a Facebook user goes to their settings section and
types in “following me”, the site will reveal a list of ”covert followers”.
Fortunately this myth is just that- a myth and it is not the first time the hoax
has reared its ugly head and scared social media users.

A
user who claimed to have uncovered the trick wrote: “I just learned
something new. If you go to account settings, blocking, block users, and
type in “following me”, without the quotes, you might be surprised just
who is following you. I had a lot people on it that I had no clue who
they were. They are blocked now. I had to block them one at a time.
Creepy… Most were middle eastern persons and all my posts are to friends, not
public.”
But typing ”following me” into a search bar will simply
display a list of other users with “following” or “me” in their names or
contact information.

According to Facebook’s Help Center, you go to the right corner and
select settings, then click public posts, then select friends or public
next to who can follow me.

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