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The world's largest social network has more than 2 billion daily users, and is expanding rapidly around the world. Led by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook undergirds much of the world's communication online, both through its flagship app and its subsidiaries Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus. Despite huge financial success, Facebook is also confronted with questions about data privacy, hate speech on the platform, and concerns that frequent social media use can lead to unhappiness. The Verge publishes a nightly newsletter about Facebook and democracy, subscribe here.

You can turn Meta’s chatbot against Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook begins testing default end-to-end encryption on Messenger

How Donald Trump changed Facebook

Meta’s Portal finds new life as a productivity tool

Facebook ran ads on searches for white supremacist groups, report finds

Ads appeared on white supremacist searches

Facebook turns over mother and daughter’s chat history to police resulting in abortion charges

Mark Zuckerberg’s custom Little League baseball card is getting turned into an NFT

Facebook’s shuttering its live shopping feature to focus on Reels

Meta sued for violating patient privacy with data tracking tool

The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America

In Arizona, Facebook’s content moderators get through the day with sex, drugs, and guns

What 21 billion Facebook friendships say about the economic ladder in the US

Meta will stop paying US publishers to put their content in Facebook’s News tab

Facebook and Instagram are going to show even more posts from accounts you don’t follow

Facebook reports drop in revenue for the first time

The Facebookification of Instagram

Meta might let anti-vax posts back onto Facebook and Instagram

Zuckerberg says Meta and Apple are in ‘very deep, philosophical competition’ to build the metaverse

Meta is raising Quest 2 headset prices by $100 next month

But it’ll come with Beat Saber until next year

Meta’s private messaging app for couples is shutting down

Zuck turns up the heat

As Meta’s growth slows, Mark Zuckerberg is pushing even harder. Will his employees melt under the pressure?

Facebook will give you ad revenue for putting Post Malone’s music in your videos

Meta adds an 18 and up tag in Horizon Worlds, opening the door to mature VR content

Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are set to be deposed about Cambridge Analytica

Instagram is making almost all videos Reels and will show them to way more people

Facebook doubles down on algorithms in the main feed

Facebook is revamping its home feed to feel more like TikTok

How the ‘Move Fast’ era of Facebook led to one of its biggest scandals

Land of the Giants digs into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s formative decisions that would later haunt the company