Praise be to the returned “British man occupying a late night weekend time slot on pay cable…with at least one booty tweet rejected by Liam from One Direction, [with] a lifelong, paralysing fear of starfish” aka John Oliver, who has officially debunked the bullshit status updates that occasionally worm themselves on to your newsfeed – “declaring” a legal veto from Facebook owning your content.

AKA, the kind of red alert that makes an annual cull of basics on your Facebook all the more simple. 

In the words of Oliver: “You might as well be posting this picture of a sloth revealing a woman’s cleavage, because it would grant you literally the same legal rights.”

Facebook Privacy Hoax Debunked

THE FACEBOOK PRIVACY PROTECTION MESSAGES ARE HOAXES! WATCH THIS VIDEO TO HEAR JOHN OLIVER EXPLAIN HOW TO ACTUALLY PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION.

Posted by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Even Zuckerberg approves. 

John Oliver Debunks Facebook Privacy Hoax In New Video

via Last Week Tonight.