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Facebook Hoax Alert: No, Mark Zuckerberg Isn't Going To Make You Rich

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An example of the hoax messages debunked by Snopes.com/ FACEBOOK An example of the hoax messages debunked by Snopes.com/ FACEBOOK

Sorry, Facebook users: Mark Zuckerberg is not going to make you a millionaire.

Fact-checkers across the Internet are calling the bluff on another Facebook hoax that's gone viral. You may have seen some of your friends sharing posts about the CEO's plans to give away part of his fortune as a "thank you" to 1,000 lucky Facebook users. The posts claim all you have to do is copy and paste the message and repost it for a chance to win.

Even though the hoaxers claim this was reported on "Good Morning America," ABC News states that it "never ran any story about the message" and that Facebook has confirmed it isn't true.

CBS Boston notes that the myth-busting website Snopes.com further debunked messages.

"This post is simply another example of the plentiful 'something for nothing' hoaxes that have circulated since the early days of the Internet," Snopes said.

The rumor may have gotten some traction because Zuckerberg did recently promise to give away almost all of his Facebook wealth -- currently worth about $45 billion -- over the course of his lifetime to charitable causes and groups working to make the world a better place. However, nothing in his pledge suggested he'd be gifting any of the money to average Facebook users.

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