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Hoax - Facebook Will Donate $1 Per Share to Help Sick Baby

Outline
Message circulating on Facebook claims that Facebook will donate $1 per share to help a sick baby shown in an accompanying photograph.



Analysis
The message is a hoax. Facebook will certainly not donate $1 for every share to help this baby or any other. Sharing this image will NOT help this baby in any way. The photograph may have been taken and reused in this absurd hoax message without the permission of the baby's parents. In some cases the unauthorized sharing of such images cause great distress to the families of the babies depicted. Perpetrating such hoaxes by sharing or reposting them is irresponsible and immoral.

If you see this image, PLEASE do not share it. And please let the person that posted it know that the message is a hoax and it is wrong to share it.

Any message that claims that money will be donated in exchange for forwarding or sharing is certain to be a hoax. This hoax is very similar to another recent hoax that falsely claims that Facebook will donate money to help a baby with a facial cancer.

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Last updated: 18th January 2012
First published: 18th January 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer


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He is terribly sick :(

Facebook will donate $1 for every share