Friday 22 September 2017

Man now known as Mark Zuckerberg

Rotem Guez has changed his name to Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook
Rotem Guez has changed his name to Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook

An Israeli entrepreneur has changed his name to that of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Rotem Guez says he has legally changed his name in a move meant to persuade the social networking site to back down from what he says are threats to take legal action against him.

He told Facebook: "If you want to sue me, you're going to have to sue Mark Zuckerberg."

He said a lawyer for Facebook pressed him this week to close his online business Like Store, calling it illegal. Like Store promises to enhance companies' online reputations by offering Facebook users free content only accessible by clicking "like" on the companies' profiles.

He has acknowledged that his company violates Facebook's terms of use but he claims many US companies offer similar services.

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