Mark Zuckerberg Threatens to Sue Facebook Imposter
(LOS ANGELES) — Mark Zuckerberg is about to bring a lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg. The co-creator and CEO of Facebook is planning on taking legal action against an Israeli businessman called Rotem Guez, who legally changed his name to that of the Facebook founder, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Guez was previously in trouble with the social networking site when he received notification to shut down a company called Like Store, which claimed to be able to make money by procuring “likes” for official brand pages.
After changing his name, he set up a Facebook page with his new alias, but that was taken down. He also owns a website called MarkZuckerberg.com, on which he posted the latest cease-and-desist letter from Facebook’s lawyers.
The letter states, “Your continued activities violate Facebook’s terms, and are illegal.” It also includes a demand for the “new” Zuckerberg to halt his activities.
A video on YouTube depicts Guez legally changing his name.
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