Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently held a Q&A on his own site, fielding questions about a variety of topics including your page’s organic reach problems and his decision to make everyone download an entirely new app to use Messenger.
He also talked about that time David Fincher made a big ol’ Oscar-winning movie about him.
Basically, he said they made some shit up.
“They went out of their way in the movie to try to get some interesting details correct like design of office, but with overarching plot about why we’re building Facebook or how we did it, they just kind of made up a bunch of stuff that I found kind of hurtful,” he said.
Sticking to the facts, he said, would’ve made for a very boring movie.
“The reality is that writing code and building a product is not a glamorous enough thing to make a movie about. A lot of the stuff they probably had to embellish and make up. If they were really making a movie, it would’ve just been me at a computer coding for two hours straight. And these people want to make money.”
The part he hated the most about the film was the insinuation that his desire to build Facebook came from wanting to get girls.
“One important piece of context is the woman I’m married to who I’ve been dating for ten years, I was dating her before starting Facebook. If somehow I was trying to create Facebook to find more women, that probably wouldn’t have gone over well in my relationship. There were glaring things made up about movie that made it hard for me to take seriously. But we had some fun with it,” he said.
Zuck said he took the whole company out to see the movie on opening day.
You can watch the whole thing below:
Image via Q&A with Mark, Facebook