New York: An article on the satirical website National Report, which stated that the social networking site is going to charge its users $2.99 per month starting Nov 1 is fictional, media reports said.
"At a press conference, Facebook rolled out their new monthly service plan which begins November 1st of this year. The social media giant says they will start charging members $2.99/mo to use the services that the site has to offer," the article read.
The article also used "made up" quotes from Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Epoch Times reported.
"After thinking long and hard about this decision, at the end of the day we were forced to add this monthly fee. If we don't do something about our rising costs now, Facebook could cease to exist in the near future," the website quoted Zuckerberg as saying.
Later, the fake piece of information led people throng social media platforms expressing outrage over the article.
Recently, the social networking website announced that they would add a 'satire' tag with their news feed for articles from parody news outlets like The Onion.
"This is because we received feedback that people wanted a clearer way to distinguish satirical articles from others," a Facebook spokesperson told Ars Technica website.