In a 2014 town hall with Facebook employees that was livestreamed to his page, Zuckerberg said he had “blocked” the movie out and that, in reality, his life was much less glamorous than the events depicted in the movie.
“The Social Network” mainly follows the journey of Zuckerberg, his Harvard best friend Eduardo Saverin, and Napster cofounder Sean Parker as they build the social media giant — first, in Harvard dorms in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and later from a house in Palo Alto, California. It goes from being “The Facebook” to, simply, Facebook. The movie is based on Ben Mezrich’s 2009 book “The Accidental Billionaires.”
When Brad Stone of the New York Times reached out to the publisher of the novel in 2009 about some inaccuracies, a