Mark Zuckerberg is not giving away $1,000 to Facebook users who stop from sharing hoaxes on his site. While the idea that the Facebook CEO would be offering money to users who do not share social media hoaxes sounds extremely awesome, it is itself a parody of social media hoaxes.
Though the idea of easy money does sound tempting. So, maybe for the sake of it all, just stop posting those hoaxes on your Facebook timeline.
The British spoof and satire web site NewsThump posted an article parodying the innumerable Facebook-related hoaxes that have been prevalent of late on social media, such as rumors that the social media giant will be making all private posts public.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has promised every Facebook user $1,000, but only if everyone stops sharing stupid hoaxes on his social network.
The move comes after timelines have become inundated with ridiculous claims being shared by people stupid enough to think they could get a lot of money for doing literally nothing but sharing a Facebook post.
Zuckerberg is said to have implemented a new algorithm to track hoaxes, and will make the payment to all Facebook users on the first of February if no new hoaxes are identified.
Social media being what it is, an image from that spoof was circulated outside the context of the article, which led some Facebook users to inquire about whether what it said was true or not:
Here are some reactions from social media to the fake story.
And I will add $1000 for the sake of irony! https://t.co/QT555z0tKB
— Mark Karber (@CruisingDude) October 19, 2016
Y’all this may not be real, but I’m not taking any chances!!! https://t.co/FKVyGjcPzj
— G. Dwayne Johnson (@CaptBat) October 19, 2016
Hoaxes? Why would anyone pay anyone anything to not share “stupid hoaxes” if they were NOT hoaxes? This is how… https://t.co/fktrnghZaM
— TRUTH TALK NEWS (@TruthTalkNews) October 19, 2016
Well I’m glad he’s doing something about it. https://t.co/cMYwlmuSZ9
— Sam Neffendorf (@SamNeffendorf) October 19, 2016
This is NOT a hoax. Even if it is, I will give the $1000 to stop the nonsense : ) https://t.co/GCSXmwvKAc
— Angelos Rodafinos (@rodafinos) October 19, 2016
This one is real folks
*cough cough* https://t.co/BE5KxZOODP
— Jody Stacey (@jodybingo) October 19, 2016
Newsthump sarcastically nails it again https://t.co/mLE8JNda1p
— Alice Sheppard (@PenguinGalaxy) October 18, 2016
Here’s one that’s definitely definitely (not) true! 🙂 https://t.co/9NNH1jVLsY
— Geoff Owen (@TheGeoffOwen) October 18, 2016
In related Facebook news, Zuckerberg said he will not cut ties with Peter Thiel, Facebook’s longest serving board member and a prominent supporter of Donald Trump.
“I want to quickly address the questions and concerns about Peter Thiel as a board member and Trump supporter,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post on the social network. “We can’t create a culture that says it cares about diversity and then excludes almost half the country because they back a political candidate,” Zuckerberg continued. “There are many reasons a person might support Trump that do not involve racism, sexism, xenophobia or accepting sexual assault.”
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