Facebook dismisses shutting down rumours

Facebook has dismissed rumors that the social networking site is shutting down, after millions of its users got panicked.

“We didn’t get the memo about shutting down, so we’ll keep working away. We aren’t going anywhere; we’re just getting started,” the New York Daily News quoted Facebook as tweeting.

The Internet rumour was sparked by a report from a website, Weekly World News.

According to their story, the social media giant would shut down in March because Mark Zuckerberg was getting too stressed out.

Facebook has gotten out of control and the stress of managing this company has ruined my life,” the newspaper quoted Zuckerberg as allegedly saying at a press conference in California.

The questionable story sent Facebook users into a panic. The phrase “Is Facebook shutting down” was the 14th most searched for on Google on Saturday and the 10th most as of Sunday morning.

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