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

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.