Hoax Alert! Facebook NOT INTRODUCING Monthly Subscription Fee

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  • by: Lead Stories Staff


Dear Facebookers, there is an UNTRUE story making rounds on social media which claims that internet giant Facebook is planning on implementing a monthly fee in order to continue using the platform. The bogus story comes from a known hoax/satire website called southendnewsnetwork. While this is a semi-common hoax, Facebbok's 1Billion+ users have nothing to worry about, as it is no more true this time than the last.

In the weeks leading up to 1st May 2016, all Facebook users will be presented with a notification asking for payment details - account holders will be able to pay the monthly fee by debit card, credit card or PayPal.

The UNTRUE story continues,

Users of Facebook have expressed their anger after it was announced that the social media network will introduce a £9.99 monthly subscription fee from May 2016. According to Facebook bosses, the fee will be '100% necessary' as regular users are getting fed up with sponsored advertising, and there will also be a £19.99 Facebook Plus option which will come with a whole host of benefits.

While Facebook does have subscription options for businesses who wish to use particular services, they have made it clear they will not be implementing any such changes to general users.

Again, for all you gullable social media butterflies, this story is NOT TRUE.

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