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Dec 16, 2015 12:18 PM

Mark Zuckerberg is NOT going to give you money if you share a viral Facebook status


CONCORD - Shortly after Mark Zuckerberg announced he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, will be donating 99 percent of their profits to charity, a status on the social media site has gone viral.

The status, shared by millions, says that Zuckerberg will donate additional funds each time the status is shared.

But, don't be fooled, according to Slate.com, the status is a hoax.

In a statement from Snopes.com, the status-sharing donation is a scam saying, "while Zuckerberg hasn’t said exactly who will benefit from his philanthropy, the message claiming that random Facebook users could grab $4.5 million by simply liking a post on the social network site did not originate with the Facebook founder.”

If you see the below status on Facebook, know that Zuckerberg will not donate regardless of whether it is posted or not.

THANK YOU, MARK ZUCKERBERG, for your forward-thinking generosity! Andcongrats 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. 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.


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