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Facebook is an online social media and social networking service owned by American company Meta Platforms. Founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, its name comes from the face book directories often given to American university students. Membership was initially limited to Harvard students, gradually expanding to other North American universities and, since 2006, anyone over 13 years old. As of July 2022, Facebook claimed 2.93 billion monthly active users, and ranked third worldwide among the most visited websites as of July 2022. It was the most downloaded mobile app of the 2010s.


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Twitter bans users from linking to Facebook, Instagram and other rival platforms

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Twitter users will no longer be able to link to a number of rival social media websites, including Facebook, Instagram and Mastodon.
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'Younger than Facebook, Strictly and T20 cricket'

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Meta accused of enabling hateful Ethiopia conflict posts in lawsuit

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Meta has been accused of enabling violent and hateful posts from Ethiopia to flourish on Facebook in a new lawsuit.
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Uber driver stabbed to death by passenger 'who woke up and decided he was going to kill someone'

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An Uber driver was stabbed to death by a passenger "who woke up and decided he was going to kill someone" and posted a video of his victim dying on Facebook, police said.
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Meta's rules for checking VIP posts have caused 'real harm' and need 'overhaul'

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On Facebook and Instagram there are rules about what can and can't be posted.
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Facebook threatens to remove news content if Congress passes bill helping publishers

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Facebook has threatened to remove news content from its platform if Congress passes a bill which would make it easier for news organisations to negotiate deals collectively with tech giants.
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'Sesame Street' Veteran Bob McGrath Dead at 90

Bob McGrath -- one of the original human stars on 'Sesame Street,' and a longtime staple on the show for years -- has died ... this according to his loved ones. The actor's family shared the sad news.. - Published

'Twin Peaks' Actor Al Strobel, One-Armed Man, Dead at 83

Al Strobel -- an actor famous for his work in the "Twin Peaks" franchise -- has died. The news came down Sunday courtesy of producer Sabrina Sutherland, who's worked with David Lynch on a lot of.. - Published

Idaho Police Walk Back Idea Student Murders Were 'Targeted'

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Assam-Meghalaya Border Dispute: Internet to remain suspended for an additional 48 hours

Social media sites like Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others have the potential to severely disrupt law and order: State police.
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Facebook hit by election interference content '10 years before Zuckerberg acknowledged it'

facebook hit by election interference content '10 years before zuckerberg acknowledged it'
Facebook was encountering election interference content as far back as 2006, some 10 years before Mark Zuckerberg first acknowledged the issue, the platform's former head of global public policy has..
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Facebook and Instagram owner Meta to let more than 11,000 staff go

facebook and instagram owner meta to let more than 11,000 staff go
Meta, the owner of Facebook and Instagram, has said it will start laying off staff - the latest big tech player to wield the axe in the tougher global economy.
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