Facebook founder denies starting the site 'to get girls'

Facebook founder denies starting the site 'to get girls'
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  • The founder of popular social networking site 'Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has refuted claims that he started the company in order to "get girls". The 26-year-old world's youngest billionaire's denial came in the wake of a Hollywood movie -- 'The Social Ne
The founder of popular social networking site 'Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has refuted claims that he started the company in order to "get girls".

The 26-year-old world's youngest billionaire's denial came in the wake of a Hollywood movie -- 'The Social Network', which has portrayed him in an unflattering light and suggested he was motivated by having been dumped by a girlfriend.

"It's pretty interesting to see what parts they got right and what parts they got wrong. I think that they got every single T-shirt that they had Mark Zuckerberg character wearing right. I think I actually own those T-shirts.

"And they got the sandals right. But I mean, there are hugely basic things that they got wrong, too. They made it seem like my whole motivation for building Facebook was so I could get girls, right?

"And they completely left out the fact that my girlfriend, I've been dating since before I started Facebook," 'The Daily Telegraph' online quoted Zuckerberg as telling the CBS show '60 Minutes' in the US.

The film has also focused heavily on a dispute between Zuckerberg and twin brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss over the genesis of Facebook.

The twins, who attended Harvard with Zuckerberg, reportedly received a US dollars 65 million settlement after claiming he used their idea for a social networking website.

However, Zuckerberg said the movie made it seem like the lawsuit had been "such a huge part of Facebook's history", but he really spent "less than two weeks of my time worried about this."

Zuckerberg said, "That they would be upset about this all these years later is kind of mind-boggling to me. I mean, after all this time, I feel bad that they still feel bad about it."
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