Monday, January 10, 2011

News about Facebook shutting down on March 15 from a fake news site known for joke headlines, not a hoax

The news about Facebook shutting down on March 15 was not a hoax as some publications have reported. It came from the fake news website Weekly World News (WWN), which made the bogus announcement over the weekend. WWN, known for "(covering) events that seem to occur in a parallel universe," even posted fictitious quotes from Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg: "The stress of managing this company has ruined my life. I need to put an end to all the madness... I don't care about the money... I just want my old life back."

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