Fact Check: Fake Message About Facebook And Mark Zuckerberg Viral On Social media

A quote attributed Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg is being widely circulated on social media platforms. In the viral post, it is being claimed that he has said the word ‘Alhamdulillah’ is written on Facebook 5 billion times daily.

A Facebook user shared a picture of Zuckerberg with a caption in Hindi that roughly translates to, “#Allahu Akbar # Breaking News Mark Zuckerberg who owns Facebook has said that the word #Alhamdulillah is written on Facebook 5 billion times daily.”

(Original:#अल्लाहू अकबर #ताजा खबर मार्क जुकरबर्ग जो की फेसबुक के मालिक हैं उन्होंने कहा है कि #अल्हम्दुलिल्लाह शब्द फेसबुक पर रोजाना 5 बिलियन बार लिखा जाता है.)

The same claim is doing rounds on Twitter as well.

We also found some users making a similar claim starting that Zuckerberg has said that ‘Shri Ram’ is written 2 billion times on Facebook every day.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the viral claim and found it to be false.

We performed several relevant keyword searches on Google but did not find any credible media report carrying the alleged statement of Mark Zuckerberg. We then scanned the official social media accounts of Mark Zuckerberg but did not get any information there too.

Moreover, we also checked the Facebook Blog Newsroom but could not find any information related to the viral claim. Facebook Blog Newsroom carries all new announcements related to social media.

Therefore, we can conclude that Zuckerberg has not made any statement that the word ‘Alhamdulillah’ is written 5 billion times or ‘Shri Ram’ 2 billion times a day on Facebook.

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