A silly, fictitious article on WeeklyWorldNews which is a tabloid-style website and was formerly a weekly newspaper, exploded on the internet this weekend by making claims of Mark Zuckerberg to shut down Facebook on 15th of March, 2011.
According to the article:
“Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants his old life back and desires to put an end to all the madness.”
The news is fake because:
- WeeklyWorldNews is best known for its similar past scoops such as “Alien Spaceships to Attack Earth in 2011”, “Michelle Obama Pregnant”, and “Megan Fox Is a Man”.
- A company estimated at being worth over $50 billion has got all the reasons to stay alive and active.
- No official declaration from Facebook.
- 500 Million+ Facebook members wouldn’t let that happen.
Ironically, despite being a foolish rumor the news spread like fire on the internet with thousands of people sharing it on their facebook walls throughout the world believing it to be true.
But now take a chill pill and relax Facebook is here and it is going to stay for a long long time.