Mark Zuckerberg Is Not Giving Away Millions Of Dollars Because You Copy A Facebook Status

December 28, 2015

Yes, Mark Zuckerberg is giving away a majority of his fortune - worth approximately $45 billion - but not to Facebook users who share a "thank you" message.

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This is nothing more than another Facebook hoax.

There are a few variations of a Facebook status going around right now, and people are falling for it. The post claims that Zuckerberg is giving out $4.5 million to 1,000 Facebook users as long as they copy and past a status on their profile.

Here is a popular version:

"According to Good Morning America, Not a hoax! Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he is giving away $45 billion of Facebook stock. 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."

The hoax began shortly after Mark Zuckerberg shared a post on Facebook announcing the birth of his daughter and a pledge to giveaway 99% of his Facebook shares.

Here is another popular version:

"THANK YOU, MARK ZUCKERBERG, for your forward-thinking generosity! And congrats on becoming a dad!

Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he is giving away $45 billion of Facebook stock. 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 and tag 5-10 of your friends. At midnight PST, Facebook will search through the day's posts 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 and philanthropy.

I hope someone I know gets a piece of the pie — let me know if you do!!!"

While Zuckerberg hasn't said exactly who will benefit from his philanthropy, the message claiming that random Facebook users can grab $4.5 million by simply liking a post on the social network site did not originate with the Facebook founder.

Mark Zuckerberg does want to help the world, but when it comes to something that seems too good to be true, it usually is. That is what can be said for the current Facebook hoax going around right now that states you can get millions for sharing a status update.

Sources: Snopes, Inquisitr.

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