Contrary to the stories making the rounds about the new monthly charge on Facebook, findings have revealed that the news is absolutely untrue.
According to an article carried in the National Report, Facebook, the social networking site would charge users $2.99 a month beginning Nov. 1, 2014.
However, this piece of news has turned out to be a hoax and fictional, according to media reports.
The article in the National Report stated that at a press conference Facebook had rolled out new monthly service plan which would begin on Nov. 1 this year. It also went on to add that the famous and popular social networking site will start charging its users $2.99 per month to continue using the services the site offered.
According to a report from Epoch Times, the article made up quotes from Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg.
The article on the National Report also quoted Zuckerberg's statement that after thinking for long he had to make this hard decision to forcefully charge users a monthly fee due to the rising costs if not Facebook would not be able to exist in the near future.
Epoch Times also revealed that the National Report is a Satire web publication. The website used to have a disclaimer that stated that it is a satire web publication that may or may not use real names or may use semi-real or fictitious names and all news articles contained with the National Report are fiction and fake news and any resemblance to the truth is purely co-incidental.
However, this fake information led people to express their anger on different social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter over the article.
The Economic Times also said that Facebook made an announcement that it would add a "satire" tag with its news feed for articles from parody news outlets like The Onion.
A Facebook spokesperson told Ars Technica website that this is because Facebook received feedback that people wanted a clearer way to distinguish satricial articles from others.
Facebook also went on to add that it wanted to give its users better news feeds by counting the number of shares and likes on Facebook and giving the user the news that the user would likely be interested.