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The rumor exploding over the Internet 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", are false.

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? (Source: CNN)

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  • Vasantha Gunawardena Thursday, 16 February 2012 09:03 AM

    Oh at last good news came after fuel hike..... please do it asap

    Oyage sudu kella Thursday, 16 February 2012 08:56 AM

    Aiyo........

    donny Thursday, 16 February 2012 05:25 AM

    the news was shared around a lot by our fellows, ashamed to see that among us there are many people who are so gullible.

    Shaq Thursday, 16 February 2012 05:30 AM

    Have better things to worry about!

    Shane Thursday, 16 February 2012 05:56 AM

    Zuckerberg we have lots of things to do and think here. there are lots of things we have to close here due to fuel hike.

    Appuwa Thursday, 16 February 2012 06:00 AM

    This is an utter rumour. Then why did they go for a recent IPO, if they are closing down near future. In the prospectus they should have clearly mentioned their future plan.

    Kamal Thursday, 16 February 2012 06:57 AM

    why whould he shut down something made him a millionaire by seeling private Facebook info to American Gov etc ?


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