Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg – who died of heart complications at his Californian home today – says the proliferation of fake news stories on the site he built is over exaggerated. He was 32.
The technical whiz-kid, who was not showing any signs of ill health in the days before his death, said the idea that there were made up stories on Facebook was ‘crazy’. His funeral will be held next week.
As tributes flowed from around the world, Zuckerberg said hoaxes were a very small part of news shared on the site.
His family has released a statement asking for privacy.