Mark Zuckerberg may be a legend for dropping out of Harvard to build Facebook into one of the most valuable businesses in the world, but apparently not everyone in the university's community views him admiringly.
On Thursday, hours before Zuckerberg delivered a speech at the school's 366th commencement and accepted an honorary degree, hackers defaced the student newspaper's website with odd pictures and fake headlines about him. "Mark Zoinkerburg At It Again" and "Op-Ed: How Come Everyone Talks About How I Stole Facebook But Nobody Talks About How I Murdered Eduardo Saverin" filled the spots where real news once lived on The Harvard Crimson.
"Earlier today, The Harvard Crimson's website was altered by an unauthorized user," Crimson president Derek Choi told the Verge. The site was later restored.
The hack seemed to be the only bump in the road Zuckerberg faced during his visit to his alma mater. His speech, which centered on purpose and politics, was well received by audience members and on social media. Zuckerberg encouraged the graduates to find a purpose in life that was greater than themselves to effect change in their communities. He also stressed the importance of taking on lofty projects.
"Purpose is what creates true happiness," he told the audience. "For our society to keep moving forward, we have a generational challenge, to not only create new jobs, but create a renewed sense of purpose."