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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Facebook Rubbishes March 15 Shutdown Rumors

Facebook Rubbishes March 15 Shutdown Rumors

Facebook responds to news report saying, "we're just getting started"

A tabloid called Weekly World News has become quite popular over the weekend after it published a news story about Facebook shutting down on March 15. The reason for the shutdown was absurdly cited as, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook "wanted his life back" and desired "to put end to all the madness". Zuckerberg is supposed to have made this statement at a press conference outside the social network's Palo Alto office.

The Tabloid, which is known for publishing fake news stories, seems to have tried a spin on the ever-growing social network, Facebook.

"Facebook has gotten out of control," said Zuckerberg in a press conference outside his Palo Alto office," and the stress of managing this company has ruined my life. I need to put an end to all the madness," 

Facebook has squashed this silly and ridiculous rumor with a status message: We didn't get the memo about shutting down, so we'll keep working away like always. We aren't going anywhere; we're just getting started. Facebook Director of Corporate Communications Larry Yu confirmed that the rumor is false. In response to Mashable's mail about the shutdown, Yu responded, "The answer is no, so please help us put an end to this silliness." 

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