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Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg's dark past

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On February 4, 2004, the then 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg founded the social network Facebook. At that time he was a Harvard student in his second semester. Facebook is now one of the largest and most important websites in the world. This network on the net has around 400 million members. And Zuckerberg became the richest self-made billionaire in history at the age of 24.

But this glamorous rise has a dark origin: to this day there is an undeniable accusation that Zuckerberg stole the idea for his pages, including some parts of the code, from three of his fellow students. And not only that, he also sabotaged their project in order to be able to start his first. Allegations that are currently receiving new nourishment.

The American website Business Insider reports, citing anonymous sources, that during this dispute, Zuckerberg hacked into the mail accounts of fellow students and into the profile pages of the competing product ConnectU.

In addition, the site writes in a second text, he manipulated and lied in order to delay his competitors, and shortly after an initial meeting with them he made the decision to cheat them, or as the site quotes him: " Yeah, I'm going to fuck them ."

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Facebook's answer is short: "We don't discuss disgruntled opponents of litigation or anonymous sources who want to discredit our early company history or Mark Zuckerberg."

So there are only the allegations left. In essence, they are not new and have already been the subject of legal proceedings. Because just a week after he started his platform, then under the name thefacebook.com, three fellow students accused him of theft and initiated legal proceedings.

In February 2008, that led to a settlement that ruled that Zuckerberg had to pay $ 65 million to brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and Divya Narendra. But the three challenged the comparison, they don't just want a few million, they want everything. The dispute has not yet been resolved to this day.

But so far the courts have not been on the side of the Zuckerberg opponents. Because there is no contract between them and Zuckerberg, nowhere is it stated that he should program their idea - a network for students from Harvard and other American universities called HarvardConnections, later renamed ConnectU. There are only a few conversations and emails that talk about such a collaboration. " Dorm room chit chat "as one of the judges put it," dormitory gossip ".