A very sad hoax is spreading tremendously fast on Facebook. The following picture is accompanied by this message, “this child’s got a cancer. facebook is ready to pay 3 cent for every share.”
He has cancer, Facebook will donate 1 dollar for every SHARE. Hit SHARE button ♥
show your support ..♥ ;’(
No doubt, the people sharing this message have the best of intentions, but it is absurd to think that Facebook would give anyone or any cause 3 cents for a Facebook share.
Hoax-Slayer confirms that this photo has been in circulation before, and the medical condition is likely not even a tumor at all. The origin of the photo is unknown.
We have seen several hoaxes in the past that offer to pay for each Facebook share or like, or email or text message forwarded. We have yet to see any legitimate fundraising effort utilizing this method.
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