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Yet another Facebook-themed hoax is making its way across the social media service. This one, a byproduct of Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg's recent announcement that they're giving away $45 billion to support philanthropic causes.

According to the post, the Facebook founder will give 1,000 users $4.5 million if they copy and paste the message and tag a handful of friends.

This is what a typical version of the hoax message looks like:

THANK YOU, MARK ZUCKERBERG, for your forward-thinking generosity! And congrats on becoming a dad!

Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he is giving away $45 billion of Facebook stock. What you may not have heard is that he plans to give 10% of it away to people like YOU and ME! All you have to do is copy and paste this message into a post IMMEDIATELY and tag 5-10 of your friends. At midnight PST, Facebook will search through the day's posts and award 1000 people with $4.5 million EACH as a way of saying thank you for making Facebook such a powerful vehicle for connection and philanthropy.

I hope someone I know gets a piece of the pie — let me know if you do!!!

But it's just a prank, like the privacy status hoax or the malicious "dislike button" scam.

Earlier this month, Facebook put out a post countering the bogus story.

 

Friends don't let friends copy and paste memes. While Priscilla and Mark's pledge to give money to improve the world is...

Posted by Facebook on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Now that's something you can share with your friends.


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