Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Sentenced to Death? Thats What He Claims Some Have Wanted In Post, Read Here

9:38 PM EST 1/9/2015 by Tam Woods, Celebeat Reporter

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg revealed some shocking news on Thursday night (Jan 8) in a personal post on his Facebook page. Following the tragic deaths of journalists in Paris who were killed when they were caught making controversial drawings of Prophet Muhammad, Zuckerberg decided to share his feeling about a time he was threatened and speak out against the events.

"A few years ago, an extremist in Pakistan fought to have me sentenced to death because Facebook refused to ban content about Mohammed that offended him," Mark wrote.

He continued saying: "We stood up for this because different voices - even if they're sometimes offensive - can make the world a better and more interesting place. Facebook has always been a place where people across the world share their views and ideas. We follow the laws in each country, but we never let one country or group of people dictate what people can share across the world. 

Yet as I reflect on yesterday's attack and my own experience with extremism, this is what we all need to reject - a group of extremists trying to silence the voices and opinions of everyone else around the world.

I won't let that happen on Facebook. I'm committed to building a service where you can speak freely without fear of violence.

My thoughts are with the victims, their families, the people of France and the people all over the world who choose to share their views and ideas, even when that takes courage. #‎JeSuisCharlie

Mark is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook. As of April 2013, Zuckerberg is the chairman and chief executive of Facebook, Inc. and his personal wealth, as of July 2014, is estimated to be $33.1 billion. Mark Zuckerberg receives a one-dollar salary as CEO of Facebook.

Since 2010, Time magazine has named Zuckerberg among the 100 wealthiest and most influential people in the world as a part of its Person of the Year distinction. In 2011, Zuckerberg ranked first on the list of the "Most Influential Jews in the World" by The Jerusalem Post and has since topped the list every year as of 2013. Zuckerberg was played by actor Jesse Eisenberg in the 2010 film The Social Network, in which the rise of Facebook is portrayed.

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