Facebook Shutting Down: Hoax or Joke? Buzzes on Facebook shutting down on March 15 is not a hoax as reported by some publications but rather a joke. The notion that Facebook is shutting down came from a fake news website Weekly World News (WWN) which posted the announcement January 9th. WWN is known for covering events that seems to happen in parallel world. To make the Facebook shutting down "news" believable, WWN even posted a fictitious quote from Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg:
"Facebook has gotten out of control...the stress of managing this company has ruined my life. I need to put an end to all the madness... I don't care about the money... I just want my old life back."
Here's a screenshot of WWN's Facebook Shutting Down headline:

Facebook Shutting Down
WWN, which started out in 1979 as a tabloid, clearly states on its website: "The reader should suspend disbelief for the sake of enjoyment."
Other amusing headlines include "Alien Spaceships to Attack Earth in 2011," "George Clooney to Run for President" and "MEGAN FOX IS A MAN!"

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