Facebook users are freaking out because there’s a chain letter being circulated on Facebook that claims CEO Mark Zuckerberg is giving away millions to randomly selected Facebook users. Could it really be true that you could become a millionaire overnight?
Mark Zuckerberg is feeling extra generous this holiday season, according to a message going around on Facebook. The post claims that Mark is going to give away millions to a select few Facebook users but only if you post the chain letter as your status. Too good to be true?
“Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he is giving away $45 billon of Facebook stock,” the posts reads. “What you may not have heard is that he plans to give 10% of it away to people like YOU and ME! All you have to do is copy and paste this message into a post IMMEDIATELY. At midnight PST, Facebook will search through the day’s post and award 1000 people with $4.5 million Each as a way of saying thank you for making Facebook such a powerful vehicle for connection.” This would be the most amazing holiday gift ever … pick me, pick me!
Sadly, it’s just a hoax. Facebook responded to the claims and said: “Friends don’t let friends copy and paste memes. While Priscilla and Mark’s pledge to give money to improve the world is real, not everything you read on the internet is, and they’re not giving it away randomly. Be safe out there, sweepstakes seekers.” Mark and his wife did pledge to give away 99 percent (44 billion dollars to be exact) of their fortune but not at random. They plan to use their newly created foundation to help raise money for education and other things they are both passionate about.
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