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The Devil Is in the Details for the Social Network



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    Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg pauses as he speaks during a news conference at Facebook headquarters August 18, 2010 in Palo Alto, California. Zuckerberg announced the launch of Facebook Places, a new application that allows Facebook users to document places they have visited.

    The horns behind Facebook were exposed for the world to see when "The Social Network" hit theaters last week.

    But how evil really is Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg? If you watch the movie, you may come out wanting to immediately defriend Zuckerberg on his on creation. But be careful not to act too quickly.

    David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin's new movie about the creation of Facebook drew thousands of people -- not 500 million -- across the country to theaters over the weekend but the movie has some glaring inaccuracies, according to people who have been watching the development of the popular social network for years.

    One of the most glaring liberties the creators of the movie take with the Facebook story is painting a young (er) Zuckerberg as a conniving, evil doer.

    The biggest lie the movie tells is that Eduardo Saverin is a complete victim and Mark Zuckerberg is a villain. Mark behaved badly when he was 19, but he had his reasons to cut Eduardo out of the company.

    Most of the missteps center around Zuckrrberg and Saverin's relationship and interactions but there is more. Check out the full list here and let us know if you noticed anything else.