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Facebook Audience
May 12, 2020
10:30 pm
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Rita Storms
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I have watched several of your videos on this subject. You have stated the audience stays with the original poster.

I am observing on my news feeds,  posts that are actually marked as public as well as those I am almost positive were not originated my friend, having as their chosen audience set to  friends.  Pretty sure they are just forwarding to their friends……If I understand correctly,  the posts “to friends”  is still public  because it was originally public?????  I feel friends think they are posting  to just friends when it is still actually public.   If I am understanding your video (133) correctly.  Is there some document somewhere that states this plainly?  I don’t “like” anything I suspect or know originated as public.  I don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but want to plainly convey  that posting to friends when it was obviously public (or unknown) does not change it to private. 

IF I understand correctly, I would like to make a post to the subject and be able to provide a link to a FB or other document.

Thanks so much.

May 13, 2020
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Ok, I think this is the definitive FB help screen you’re looking for: https://www.facebook.com/help/….._permalink

The extra piece is the actual content being shared:

  1. If I post “I’m hungry” and set the audience to my friends only, then no one else can share it to others. It won’t even have a share button associated with it
  2. If I post a link to something (a meme or a newspaper article) and set the audience to my friends only, then one of my friends can re-share that and even set the audience to public. 
  3. If I post a link to something – AND add some words of my own – and set the audience to my friends, then one of my friends can reshare but my words will not be included.

Let me know if that helps.

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