Facebook has cleared the air that the news which proclaimed that the social networking giant would be charging its users from the November month of this year is nothing more than a parody. The news article in question, which propelled scores of users of Facebook to take their outrage over the imminent ‘move’ from the widely followed social networking platform on to the internet, was brought out by a website named National Report. This is a satirical website which puts out parody news; and as it turns out, this trick from the website has managed to fox many of the Facebook users.
The ‘news’ item on National Report said that starting from November 1, 2014 Facebook would begin charging its users at the rate of 2.99 USD on a monthly basis. The concerned website article also included ‘quotes’ from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The reported quote from Facebook CEO elucidated that after much deliberations on the issue, the concerned authorities were forced to introduce this monthly charging decision; on grounds of fears that if the issue of rising costs of the website is not addressed then it might force Facebook to culminate its existence.
However, Facebook came out to clear the air and bring out to the truth of this news article from National Report website being nothing more than a hoax, much to the delight of angry Facebook users who were outrageous at the idea of being charged for the use of the social networking site. Further, telling to Ars Technica website, a spokesperson from Facebook said that the website would be adding a category tagged as ‘satire’ under the News Feed section for the users to distinguish between news items more effectively and identify which ones are genuine and which ones satirical like the articles from parody news outlet The Onion.