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Zuckerberg did not start Facebook 'to get girls'

December 7, 2010 - London

Giving his verdict on the Hollywood movie 'The Social Network,' Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, has denied that he set up the company in order to "get girls".

The movie portrayed the world's youngest billionaire in an unflattering light and suggested he was motivated after his girlfriend dumped him.

Zuckerberg, 26, who refused to collaborate on the film project, disclosed that he had taken his entire staff to see it and thought it was "pretty fun."

"It's pretty interesting to see what parts they got right and what parts they got wrong. I think that they got every single T-shirt that they had the Mark Zuckerberg character wearing right. I think I actually own those T-shirts. And they got the sandals right," The Telegraph quoted him as telling on CBS show 60 Minutes.

"But I mean, there are hugely basic things that they got wrong, too. They made it seem like my whole motivation for building Facebook was so I could get girls, right?

"And they completely left out the fact that my girlfriend, I've been dating since before I started Facebook," he said.

The film also focused heavily on a dispute between Zuckerberg and twin brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss over the genesis of Facebook.

The twins, who attended Harvard with Zuckerberg, reportedly received a 65 million dollars settlement after claiming that he used their idea for a social networking website.

Zuckerberg said the movie made it seem like the lawsuit had been "such a huge part of Facebook's history" but he had really spent "less than two weeks of my time worried about this."

The twins are continuing to pursue Zuckerberg, claiming they were misled about the value of the company.

"That they would be upset about this all these years later is kind of mind-boggling to me. I mean, after all this time, I feel bad that they still feel bad about it," Zuckerberg said.


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