According to National Report, social network giant Facebook will begin charging users $2.99/month by November 1st when it rolls out its new policies on some services that users are enjoying for free. The social network site reportedly needed to ‘keep up’ with its financial costs. “Economic times are tight, the ads on Facebook are not as profitable as we had planned. Our costs are going up as hundreds of thousands of individuals continue to join the site every day. There’s so many pictures of cats, and all of those costs add up, we just can’t foot the bill any longer,” according to Paul Horner, Facebook spokesman in an interview with CNN.
This latest development outraged a lot of Facebook users denouncing the up-coming scenario and threaten to leave the social network if they push on charging users with $2.99/month. In the Philippines, that’s roughly around Php 129, or equivalent to three kilos of rice. Can Filipinos survived without Facebook or will they sacrifice three kilos of rice just to remain in the system?
This news update prompt the Epoch Times to release an article confirming that the news that came out on National Report is completely fake. Epoch Times said on their article that National Report ‘uses made-up quotes from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.’ Better known to many, National Report is a satirical website and used to have a disclaimer, which says: “National Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within National Report are fiction, and presumably fake news. Any resemblance to the truth is purely coincidental.”
So there you have it. Relax and rejoice netizens. Facebook is still free.
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