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Aaron Sorkin is doing a movie about Facebook. The whole thing seems fake at first.

The man behind "The West Wing," "Studio 60," and "A Few Good Men" has a history of unease with web culture – he even wrote a West Wing episode about it. So a bunch of bloggers scratched their heads when a seemingly legit Facebook group called "Aaron Sorkin & the Facebook Movie" popped up on the popular social network.

Welcome. I'm Aaron Sorkin. I understand there are a few other people using Facebook pages under my name--which I find more flattering than creepy--but this is me. I don't know how I can prove that but feel free to test me.

This afternoon we found out that, yeah, it really is him – or at least his assistant. And, yes, he really is doing a movie about Facebook.

The news is baffling on several levels:


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