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Wednesday, 12 January 2011 12:10

Thousands fall for daft Facebook hoax

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Believe site will shut down March 15
Thousands of Facebook users appear to have fallen for a rather absurd and downright silly hoax.

For some reason they took a satirical piece published by tabloid Weekly World News seriously. The article was posted January 9 and it alleged that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had had enough and wanted his old life back. Hence, Facebook would shut down March 15.

One would think that it takes an extremely naïve person to take any of this seriously, but it appears that there is no shortage of gullible or downright stupid people in today’s world. We rarely describe anything or anyone as stupid in our articles, but really, in this case no other word would do them justice.

For a few laughs, check out the comment section on Weekly World News.

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0 #1 thetruth 2011-01-12 13:10
omg, I can't believe that Facebook is closing down... I'm going to have to go back to myspace again.......
+5 #2 thetruth 2011-01-12 13:11
+2 #3 Bl0bb3r 2011-01-12 13:38
In recent news, myspace is shutting down on March 14.

... yeah, I wish! /real sarcasm
+3 #4 EVOXSNES 2011-01-12 15:47
Mate told me this... i laughed and called him an idiot.
+6 #5 dicobalt 2011-01-12 16:22
Don't worry, both Myspace and Facebook will be gone within 5 years.
+14 #6 gsacks 2011-01-12 17:42
I sincerely wish the story were true.
+2 #7 123s 2011-01-12 22:26
not sure if its sad or funny how people reacted...
+1 #8 TechHog 2011-01-13 21:25
Microsoft is leaving the console business. It's true because I said it.

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