Facebook certainly is sending mixed signals about The Social Network! On the one hand, its official position is that the movie is boob-and-coke-filled "fiction". On the other, Facebook took their Palo Alto employees to see the film last night.
According to the Times, Facebook bought out two theaters of the Mountain View Century 16 so their employees could see the completely made up version of Facebook's founding. Mark Zuckerberg was rumored to be attending, too! (This would likely be his second viewing. Dude really likes the movie.) Facebook spokesman Larry Yu said in a statement:
To celebrate a period of intense activity at Facebook, we decided to go to the movies. We thought this particular movie might be amusing.
This was followed by a three-step "re-education" program directly after the film. Kidding. Actually, it's pretty cool that they did this. So maybe that circus party was actually celebrating the release of The Social Network? We're so confused!