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Facebook Giveaway a Hoax!

Who will Mark Zuckerberg be giving away 10% of his Facebook shares to? You may have been Zuckered!

This one comes after Zuckerberg’s announcement that he and his wife, Priscilla, would be giving away nearly all of their Facebook shares — 99% — to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, LLC.

It went hand-and-hand with the announcement of their daughter, Max, in late November.

That may have been talked about on “Good Morning America,” but, as NBC states: “Nowhere in [Zuckerberg’s] response, however, did the Facebook CEO say that a portion of that 99% would go to Facebook users for copying and pasting statuses.”


The hoax, in its first iteration, began in early December. It looked a little different (check it out), but the sentiment was the same. Now, this is the new version. And people are still falling for it. Sorry, Mark Zuckerberg isn’t giving his money to you any time soon, regardless of what you see posted on your friends’ Facebook feeds.

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