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Mark ‘Zucker-Duck’ Zuckerberg is trolled hard by Harvard hacker

Mark Zuckerberg famously dropped out of the prestigious Harvard University to work on his small indie project Facebook, and while Harvard may forgive the students never forget.

12 years after leaving the school, the CEO was called back to campus to receive an honorary degree and give a speech — but not before hackers got in a good deal of mocking.

Mere hours before Zuckerberg was meant to take the stage, the university’s daily newspaper, The Harvard Crimson, was taken over by a mysterious hacker with a personal vendetta.

“Mark Zoinkerberg at it again,” read one of their headlines. “OP-ED: I DID NOT STEAL FAKEBOOK F*** I MEAN FACEBOOK I INVENTED IT IN MY BRAIN by Mick Zollywop,” another.

‘The day is here for Mink Zuckerzuck to go speeching for the Harvard!’

Though no real articles were written, the hacker managed to fit in some pretty stellar bylines.

“The day is here for Mink Zuckerzuck to go speeching for the Harvard! Every year we beg him to come PLEASE but only now will he come here to this place, here now, he is here to prove that he is stronger president material than Joel BidenBoy. Nice Try Joe Man, but you can’t Zonk the Zucker-Duck. This guy can Zoink anything.”

Another takes a dig at how Zuckerberg famously went to court against co-founder and friend Eduardo Saverin.

“How Come Everyone Talks About How I Stole Facebook But Nobody Talks About How I Murdered Eduardo Saverin,” a headline asks. The byline reads: “And fed his body to my children.”

The Crimson is back to normal now, but the internet isn’t written in pencil. It’s written in ink. And there’s an archived version for you to enjoy in all its glory.

Unfortunately for the Zuckerberg, this isn’t the first time he’s been at the butt of an internet joke. Last year, the CEO took to Facebook Live and fell into the hands of those asking him to reference fellatio.

Some people are just easy targets, it seems.

Author | Julia Breakey

Julia Breakey
Julia is a UCT film graduate with a passion for dogs, media, and dog-centric media. If she's not gushing about the new television show that you need to watch, she's rewatching The Good Place (which you need to watch). More

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