Gov. mistakenly says Facebook invented in Calif.

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Posted: May 18, 2012 3:58 PM
Gov. mistakenly says Facebook invented in Calif.

Apparently, California Gov. Jerry Brown forgot to rent "The Social Network."

In an appearance Friday on "CBS This Morning," the California governor said his state is still the land of innovation and where Facebook was invented.

He added: "Not in Texas, not in Arizona, not in Manhattan and certainly not, you know, under the White House or the Congress."

But interviewer Charlie Rose pointed out that CEO Mark Zuckerberg and others developed the precursor to the iconic social network at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass.

Brown responded that the Facebook's inventors quickly came to California, "where all the other innovative people are."

The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company began selling stock Friday. Brown and other officials hope it could bring in as much as $2.1 billion in tax revenue for California.