Hoax: Facebook to charge $2.99 monthly fee starting November
A Facebook hoax claims that Facebook will begin to charge a $2.99 monthly fee starting in November. This is false. According to Facebook, Facebook is free and will always be free to use.
Satire web publications and ill-informed blogs have published this fictitious story with articles titled “Facebook to charge $2.99 monthly fee starting November” and “Facebook To Begin Charging Users $2.99/mo Starting November 1st.” These articles claims that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has announced at a press conference in Menlo Park, California that the company is unable to keep up with the costs of Facebook and a monthly fee for users is inevitable.
The story is not true, it is entirely false. Facebook is well known for saying “Facebook is free and will always be free.” In fact, if you visit Facebook.com while logged out you will notice text where new users can sign up that says “It’s free and always will be.”
Websites who have published this false information are designed to cause anxiety, shock, or fear in order to generate unique website traffic and web impressions that help produce revenue from advertisements.
While the websites who have shared this false story are not particular malicious or spread malware, they do publish false information and are not a reliable source for anything news.
If you have seen this story circulating on your Facebook news feed it is likely that your Facebook friend has been duped by this hoax.
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