Just as Facebook swept the nation, so has the film about its creation, 'The Social Network.' Now the big question is, how much of the film is factual? We know it's based on true events and the primary characters are all real people, but is this really an accurate portrayal of the man behind it all, Mark Zuckerberg? The crowd at Stanford University's Startup School was certainly curious and Mark Zuckerberg himself has no problem addressing the issue.

When the question first came up, Zuckerberg joked, "Where do you want to start?" He didn't seem particularly concerned about the misrepresented items, but did point out, "The thing that I think is actually most thematically interesting that they got wrong is the whole framing of the movie." He added, "They frame it as if the whole reason for making Facebook and building something was because I wanted to get girls." Funny thing is, Zuckerberg has been seeing the same girl since before he even created the site. More importantly, Zuckerberg took a jab at the movie industry, "They just can't wrap their head around the idea that someone might build something because they like building things."

As for what the film got right, Zuckerberg got a laugh out of how accurately his wardrobe was represented. "It's interesting what stuff they focused on getting right," Zuckerberg began. "Every single shirt and fleece that I had in that movie is actually a shirt or fleece that I own."
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The Social Network
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In 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer genius Mark Zuckerberg (Jesse Eisenberg) begins work on a new... Read More

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