Even a Supreme Court Justice Fell for the Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Hoax

Published On 12/29/2015 Published On 12/29/2015
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The entirety of the post has countless variations already, but the crux reads pretty much the same: "Can't wait to see who the winners are tonight. Facebook Mark Zuckerberg is going to give away 4.5 million shares of his Facebook stock tonight at midnight; 10% to people like you and me! All you have to do is copy and paste this to your page and post. Facebook is doing this to show what a powerful tool of connection it is !!! Can't wait to see who wins !!! This is not a hoax !!! It's on Good Morning America!!! Worth a shot!"

Fortunate for my cousin, he's since deleted his post; otherwise, he'd be a featured embed in this article. And, for what it's worth GMA never did a story on the Facebook millionaire sweepstakes -- not even to debunk it -- aside from its original report on Zuckerberg's pledge to donate his $45 billion wealth to charity a few weeks back. It's nothing more than proof that people are gullible and want to get rich by as little work as possible. Even if it potentially exposes a lack of firing neurons between their ears.