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Facebook Will Donate for 'Likes' Hoax - Isabella Abused Wife Message

Outline
Message circulating on Facebook claims that, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to donate 50 cents to help fund an operation for abused wife "Isabella" each time her photograph is liked. The post includes a link to a video that supposedly shows proof of the abuse.



Brief Analysis
The claims in the message are false. Facebook will not donate money based on how many times a picture or post is "liked". Any message that makes such a claim is sure to be a hoax. The link in the message leads to a pointless and unfunny video that has nothing to do with an abuse case. The post is the work of imbecilic Facebook "like-whores".

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Last updated: 15th June 2012
First published: 15th June 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer


Example
Isabella Aused wife Facebook Hoax

Her name is isabella, she was abused at home by her husband every single day because she didn't cook dinner for him, her doctor mark grant said she has a broken bone and ankle and they will need $200,000 by 19th june for her operation, facebook CEO mark zuckerburg has agreed to donate 50 cents for every like this photo gets, one like wont hurt, so please like if you have a heart.. do not ignore this Men should NOT abuse their wife Watch the PROOF of the video on youtube of her husband abusing her at home, hes been sentenced for 20 years now -- >[Link removed]




Detailed Analysis
According to this message, which is currently circulating around Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to help fund expensive surgery required by Isabella, a woman who suffered ongoing physical abuse. The message features a blurry picture supposedly depicting Isabella being abused by her violent husband. The message claims that every time a Facebook user "likes" Isabella's picture, Zuckerberg will donate 50 cents for her operation.

The post also includes a link to a "proof" video that supposedly depicts Isabella being abused by her husband at home.

However, the claims in the message are utter nonsense. Facebook will certainly not donate 50 cents to help "Isabella" or anyone else just because someone "liked" a picture. Any message that claims that Facebook will donate money based on how many times a picture or post is liked or shared is certain to be a hoax. In fact, this message is just one more inane example in a long series of absurd hoaxes that falsely claim that money will be donated in exchange for forwarding, sharing or liking a message.

It is unclear where the included image originated or what situation it actually depicts. But, whatever its origin, it is being used in this message only to further the lies of the hoax's perpetrators.

Moreover, the link in the message does not open a video about a husband abusing his wife. Instead, the link leads to a nauseating YouTube video in which two "girls" make an amazingly inept attempt to be funny. The primary aims of this stupid hoax are apparently to collect "likes" as well as promote the video and the profiles of the "Facebook Girls" who created it.

The hoax represents a prime example of the tactics used by that most despicable of all Facebook users, the "like-whore." These immoral and desperate losers will do virtually anything to amass Facebook likes including reposting stolen images of sick or injured children.

Please do not further the goals of these like-whores by reposting or liking such posts or viewing associated videos and profiles.

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Last updated: 15th June 2012
First published: 15th June 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer