The famous Winklevoss accusation
Thefacebook.com wasn’t live for six days before Zuckerberg’s classmates Divya Narendra and Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss argued that Zuckerberg had stolen the idea from them after initially agreeing to build a Harvard-focused social site called HarvardConnection.com with them. Here is a September 2004 Crimson article about the charges.
The Winklevoss twins brought the accusations to the office of Larry Summers, Harvard’s president at the time, and were infamously dismissed. When asked at a 2011 event whether the scene portraying the meeting in the film The Social Network was accurate, Summers confirmed both his arrogant dismissal of the issue and his dislike (to say it nicely) of the Winklevoss twins.