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Facebook Suing Mark Zuckerberg... of Israel

By - Source: Reuters | B 18 comments

It's not the Facebook CEO, but the reason why his name is involved is funny nevertheless...

Facebook is reportedly suing Mark Zuckerberg for violating its terms of service using the business he co-founded, the Like Store.

Zuckerberg's Like Store was established to help individuals and business entities increase their "likes" on Facebook. But in September, the company's profile page was removed because it was allegedly selling "likes" to advertisers. Stating that Facebook can only provide this type service, the social website ordered Zuckerberg to close his Facebook shop and never access the site, its services, platform or network for any reason whatsoever.

Now here’s the kicker: his name really isn't Mark Zuckerberg, or at least, that's not his birth name. Israeli entrepreneur Rotem Guez went to the Ministry of Home Affairs on December 7 and legally changed the name listed on his passport and other forms of identification to Mark Zuckerberg. This move was reportedly an attempt to dodge Facebook's lawsuit -- to see if Facebook will actually sue Mark Zuckerberg -- and will likely be his name for the rest of his life.

According to Guez/Zuckerberg, he's counter-suing Facebook because the company disabled the Like Store profile and pages without any apparent, legitimate reason. In the meantime, he has established new Twitter and Facebook accounts using his new legally-adopted name.

"I'm Mark Zuckerberg and I'm Time's Troll of the year!" Guez wrote on the Facebook page which has thus far gained 4,648 "likes" (and 3,258 are talking). As CBS News points out, trolling is defined as "trying to get a rise out of someone. Forcing them to respond to you, either through wise-crackery, posting incorrect information, asking blatantly stupid questions, or other foolishness."

Unfortunately, additional details regarding both lawsuits are unavailable at this time. "Protecting the people who use Facebook is a top priority and we will take action against those who violate our terms," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement given to ZDNet.

"Will Facebook sue Mark Zuckerberg? or maybe the opposite? Stay tuned!" muses Guez on his website.

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    DaddyW123 , December 20, 2011 12:36 PM
    I'm going to change my name to Tom Shardware, then create my own website!
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    drwho1 , December 20, 2011 11:55 AM
    "As CBS News points out, trolling is defined as "trying to get a rise out of someone. Forcing them to respond to you, either through wise-crackery, posting incorrect information, asking blatantly stupid questions, or other foolishness."

    Funny, this quote resembles pretty much most of the articles posted as "news"
    here on Tomshardware.
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    drwho1 , December 20, 2011 11:55 AM
    "As CBS News points out, trolling is defined as "trying to get a rise out of someone. Forcing them to respond to you, either through wise-crackery, posting incorrect information, asking blatantly stupid questions, or other foolishness."

    Funny, this quote resembles pretty much most of the articles posted as "news"
    here on Tomshardware.
  • 13 Hide
    DaddyW123 , December 20, 2011 12:36 PM
    I'm going to change my name to Tom Shardware, then create my own website!
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    house70 , December 20, 2011 2:09 PM
    You can't out-Zuckerberg him, Mr. Zuckerberg. LOL.
    Man, this is ridiculous.
  • 4 Hide
    aftcomet , December 20, 2011 2:31 PM
    He's just trying to gain his moment of fame.
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    acadia11 , December 20, 2011 2:55 PM
    Pure Awesomeness!!!!
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    g-unit1111 , December 20, 2011 3:02 PM
    So to recap - this guy has the same name as the Facebook founder. He creates a business that sells "like us on Facebook" likes to businesses to up their rating, and he gets sued by Facebook for violating terms of service? Sounds like a troll to me.

    Actually this sounds like what Sony did when they got caught buying air time for their musicians to purposefully get more play time than other musicians.
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    elgranchuchu , December 20, 2011 3:03 PM
    aftcometHe's just trying to gain his moment of fame.


    and he made it
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    anonymous32111 , December 20, 2011 3:39 PM
    Hahahaha, The 'real' Mark Zuckerburg must be pissed, how can they take down The Like Store so easily? hehe, good for a laugh, i hope Facebook burns.
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    classzero , December 20, 2011 4:08 PM
    DaddyW123I'm going to change my name to Tom Shardware, then create my own website!

    ... he said Shard
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    richboyliang , December 20, 2011 6:23 PM
    this israeli guy is an idiot
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    zak_mckraken , December 20, 2011 6:34 PM
    I'm gonna change my name to Steve Jobs and start my own cult.
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    teslafreakshow , December 20, 2011 9:59 PM
    This guy is a retard. The like store what a lame ass idea.
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    ko2n777 , December 21, 2011 2:06 AM
    zak_mckrakenI'm gonna change my name to Steve Jobs and start my own cult.


    lmao.
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    steelbox , December 21, 2011 9:00 AM
    It won't be Facebook suing Mark Zuckerberg, it will be CEO Mark Zuckerberg suing BSI (blatant stupid idiot) Mark Zuckerberg of Israel since this is identity theft.
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    captaincharisma , December 21, 2011 2:36 PM
    zak_mckrakenI'm gonna change my name to Steve Jobs and start my own cult.


    i don't care who you are thats funny.
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    normano , December 22, 2011 9:52 AM
    steelboxIt won't be Facebook suing Mark Zuckerberg, it will be CEO Mark Zuckerberg suing BSI (blatant stupid idiot) Mark Zuckerberg of Israel since this is identity theft.


    it is not identity theft if you assume someone else's name - if that were the case then there would not be about a billion people called John Smith in the world

    what this Zuckerberg has done is gain a little fame by it - and personally its hardly a bad thing he has done, but then companies like Facebook et al have no sense of humour
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    eddieroolz , December 23, 2011 11:12 AM
    The funny thing here being that instead of stepping in to prevent this act, they're asserting that only Facebook can monopolize the selling of Likes.
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