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According to this highly viral and popular tweet from democracy diva, Mark Zuckerberg created a website to rank his classmates by their appearance, however, I haven't found any evidence to substantiate that claims.

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In a testimony to the US House Energy & Commerce Committee, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that he created such a site, called Facemash, in 2003.

LONG: "You put up pictures of two women and decide which was the more attractive of the two, is that right?"

ZUCKERBERG: "Congressman, that is an accurate description of the prank website that I made when I was a sophomore in college."

However, he denies it was related to Facebook.

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    The quote suggests that the website that allowed rating attractiveness was independent of Facebook and thus the quote is wrong. That website didn't do anything to "destroy democracy". – Christian May 30 at 8:45
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    @Christian That's true, but that's not the part of the quote that OP is skeptical of. – F1Krazy May 30 at 9:40
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    @Christian: My impression was that OP was not asking whether Mark Zuckerberg succeeded in destroying democracy, but instead simply about whether he created a website along the lines of FaceMash, which he did. – user135187 May 30 at 10:22
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    Neither your question title or question ask that. – Martin Smith May 30 at 20:21
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    @SSimon: If your question is in fact about whether Mark Zuckerberg succeeded in destroying democracy, then you should rewrite your question accordingly. Right now your question contains nothing about that (other than the screenshot, which also contains various other claims, e.g. on the consequences of toxic masculinity) . – user135187 May 31 at 4:42

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