Larry Summers Approves Of 'The Social Network'

03/08/2011 08:21 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Former Harvard President and Secretary of the Treasury Larry Summers has given his stamp of approval to "The Social Network," the Boston Globe reports.

Summers commented on his role in the movie at a recent luncheon.

He said he first heard about Facebook in 2004, when an aide told him to mention something about "friending" in a speech to students. Summers told the aide he would be out of a job if students didn't laugh -- luckily for everyone, they did.

As for his dealings with the Winklevoss twins, he said: "I surely didn't tell anyone to punch me in the face."

All in all, he said, the movie was "fairly accurate."

Summers returned to Harvard at the end of last year to teach.


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