Friday, 11 March 2011

Facebook shutdown by march 15 (CNN confirm not true)

Administration Facebook emphatically denied the spreading of information about the imminent closure of the popular social network. informs CNN, which asked for a comment to the Director of Corporate Communications, Facebook, Larry Yu. Journalists asked Larry Yu, is it true that Facebook will stop working on March 15, as mentioned in the media.

“The answer is no. We ask you to help us put an end to [spread] of this nonsense,” – said Larry Yu and added that he has no document on the possible closure of the site, so he and his team will continue the work.

(Mashable) — There’s a silly rumor exploding on the Internet this weekend, alleging that Facebook is shutting down on March 15 because CEO Mark Zuckerberg “wants his old life back,” and desires to “put an end to all the madness.” We have official confirmation from Facebook Director of Corporate Communications Larry Yu that the rumor is false. We asked him via e-mail if Facebook was shutting down on March 15, to which he responded, “The answer is no, so please help us put an end to this silliness.” He added, “We didn’t get the memo about shutting down and there’s lots to do, so we’ll just keep cranking away like always.”

Let’s think about this for a minute. Would Facebook decide to shut down the company just a few days after announcing a round of funding, consisting of $450 million from Goldman Sachs and $50 million from Russian investment firm Digital Sky Technologies, on a valuation of $50 billion? The spurious report was started by a site to which we refuse to link, known for its reports of impending attacks of alien spaceships and false reports of a Michelle Obama pregnancy. The fact that this absurd hoax spread so efficiently makes us wonder: Will people believe anything?

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