Hoax - "Facebook To Be Shutdown For A Full Week To Perform Standard Maintenance"
December 16, 2014
The article below: "Facebook To Be Shutdown For A Full Week To Perform Standard Maintenance," published on fake or news satirical website www.nationalreport .net, which claims Facebook will shutdown for maintenance between January 1 to January 8, 2015, is a hoax. The articles on the website are fictional, should not be taken as facts and any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental.
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The Facebook Shutdown Hoax or Fake Article
<National Report> Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook founder and CEO, has announced that the social media giant will experience a week-long shutdown, due to standard maintenance being performed on the site.
Starting at midnight PST on January 1, 2015, users will not be able to login to their Facebook accounts for seven full days. Access to Facebook will be restored to the public on January 8, 2015, at midnight PST.
The shutdown includes all media devices as well, meaning those who access the site through their smartphones and tablets will not be able to until the maintenance is finished. Zuckerberg allegedly feels that the most current update issued to the platform fell short of even it’s lowest performance expectations.
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If Facebook had such operation to carry to out, they would have informed all Facebook users as soon as they sign into their accounts.
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