A report on Facebook

Original layout and name of Thefacebook in 2004, showing Al Pacino's face superimposed with binary numbers as Facebook's original logo, designed by co-founder Andrew McCollum
Mark Zuckerberg's profile (viewed when logged out)
Mark Zuckerberg, co-creator of Facebook, in his Harvard dorm room, 2005
Billboard on the Thomson Reuters building welcomes Facebook to NASDAQ, May 2012
Oculus VR headset
Aerial view of Meta HQ in Menlo Park, California
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook executives with President Donald Trump in September 2019
Profile shown on Thefacebook in 2005
Previous Facebook logo in use from August 23, 2005, until July 1, 2015
Facebook login/signup screen
Human billboard advertising Facebook Canberra in the City page at the National Multicultural Festival
A Facebook "White Hat" debit card, given to researchers who report security bugs.
Map showing the countries that are either currently blocking or have blocked Facebook in the past
Facebook acquired Onavo's virtual private network to harvest usage data on its competitors.
Graffiti in Berlin of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The caption is a reference to George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Facebook on the ad:tech 2010
A man during the 2011 Egyptian protests carrying a card saying "Facebook,#jan25, The Egyptian Social Network"
Facebook parade float in San Francisco Pride 2014
Population pyramid of Facebook users by age {{as of|2010}}<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.insidefacebook.com/2010/01/04/december-data-on-facebook%E2%80%99s-us-growth-by-age-and-gender-beyond-100-million/|title=December Data on Facebook's US Growth by Age and Gender: Beyond 100 Million – Inside Facebook|work=Inside Facebook|access-date=October 7, 2014}}</ref>
Facebook login/signup screen

Online social media and social networking service owned by American company Meta Platforms.

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Original layout and name of Thefacebook in 2004, showing Al Pacino's face superimposed with binary numbers as Facebook's original logo, designed by co-founder Andrew McCollum

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Zuckerberg in April 2019

Mark Zuckerberg

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American media magnate, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

American media magnate, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

Zuckerberg in April 2019
Zuckerberg in 2005
Zuckerberg and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev during their meeting at the Russian leader's residence outside Moscow, October 1, 2012
Zuckerberg at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (January 2009).
Jesse Eisenberg (pictured) played Zuckerberg in The Social Network
Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan in May 2013
Zuckerberg with President Barack Obama before a private meeting between Obama and technology business leaders in February 2011
Zuckerberg with Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in April 2015
Zuckerberg with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in June 2016
Zuckerberg with President Donald Trump at the White House in September 2019

He is known for co-founding the social media website Facebook and its parent company Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook, Inc.), of which he is the chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder.

Social media app icons on a smartphone

Social media

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Social media are interactive technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, interests, and other forms of expression through virtual communities and networks.

Social media are interactive technologies that facilitate the creation and sharing of information, ideas, interests, and other forms of expression through virtual communities and networks.

Social media app icons on a smartphone
SixDegrees, launched in 1997, is often regarded as the first social media site.

Some of the most popular social media websites, with more than 100 million registered users, include Facebook (and its associated Facebook Messenger), TikTok, WeChat, Instagram, QZone, Weibo, Twitter, Tumblr, Baidu Tieba, and LinkedIn.

Reporters with various forms of "fake news" from an 1894 illustration by Frederick Burr Opper

Fake news

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False or misleading information presented as news.

False or misleading information presented as news.

Reporters with various forms of "fake news" from an 1894 illustration by Frederick Burr Opper
The roots of "fake news" from UNESCO's World Trends Report
Roman politician and general Mark Antony killed himself because of misinformation.
A "lunar animal" said to have been discovered by John Herschel on the Moon
Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst caricatured as they urged the U.S. into the Spanish–American War.
Donald Trump frequently mentioned fake news on Twitter to criticize the media in the United States, including CNN and The New York Times.
Jair Bolsonaro

For example, a BuzzFeed analysis found that the top fake news stories about the 2016 U.S. presidential election received more engagement on Facebook than top stories from major media outlets.

The default page shown to logged-out users

Twitter

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Microblogging and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets", owned by American company Twitter, Inc. Registered users can post, like, and retweet tweets, however, unregistered users have the ability to only read tweets that are publicly available.

Microblogging and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets", owned by American company Twitter, Inc. Registered users can post, like, and retweet tweets, however, unregistered users have the ability to only read tweets that are publicly available.

The default page shown to logged-out users
The default page shown to logged-out users
A sketch, c. undefined 2006, by Jack Dorsey, envisioning an SMS-based social network.
Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter, in 2009
The two tweets on May 26, 2020, from President Trump that Twitter had marked "potentially misleading" (inserting the blue warning icon and "Get the facts..." language) that led to the executive order
The Twitter account page for Wikipedia, demonstrating the account-customized timeline view which shows tweets in reverse chronological order
Countries and cities with local trending topics in Twitter
The mobile version of Twitter
The Twitter logo from September 14, 2010, to June 5, 2012, featuring the silhouette version of "Larry the Bird"
Twitter's San Francisco headquarters located at 1355 Market Street
The Twitter fail whale error message
The official Twitter profile of Twitter, Inc. The blue checkmark to the right of the profile name indicates that it is a verified account.
Dorsey (left) said after a Twitter Town Hall with Barack Obama held in July 2011, that Twitter received over 110,000 #AskObama tweets.
Donald Trump's Twitter post
Logo of Birdwatch, a Twitter program
Content of tweets according to Pear Analytics
News (3.6%)
Spam (3.8%)
Self-promotion (5.9%)
Pointless babble (40.1%)
Conversational (37.6%)
Pass-along value (8.7%)

The site's layout has been compared to that of Facebook.

Meta Platforms

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American multinational technology conglomerate based in Menlo Park, California.

American multinational technology conglomerate based in Menlo Park, California.

Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder, chairman, chief executive officer and controlling shareholder of Meta Platforms, Inc.
Billboard on the Thomson Reuters building welcomes Facebook to Nasdaq, 2012
Early chart of Facebook's stock
Entrance to Facebook's previous headquarters in the Stanford Research Park, Palo Alto, California
Inside the Facebook headquarters in 2014

The company owns Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, among other products and services.

The Internet Messenger by Buky Schwartz, located in Holon, Israel

Internet

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Global system of interconnected computer networks that uses the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to communicate between networks and devices.

Global system of interconnected computer networks that uses the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to communicate between networks and devices.

The Internet Messenger by Buky Schwartz, located in Holon, Israel
T3 NSFNET Backbone, c. 1992.
ICANN headquarters in the Playa Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, United States.
2007 map showing submarine fiberoptic telecommunication cables around the world.
Packet routing across the Internet involves several tiers of Internet service providers.
Number of mobile cellular subscriptions 2012–2016
As user data is processed through the protocol stack, each abstraction layer adds encapsulation information at the sending host. Data is transmitted over the wire at the link level between hosts and routers. Encapsulation is removed by the receiving host. Intermediate relays update link encapsulation at each hop, and inspect the IP layer for routing purposes.
Conceptual data flow in a simple network topology of two hosts (A and B) connected by a link between their respective routers. The application on each host executes read and write operations as if the processes were directly connected to each other by some kind of data pipe. After the establishment of this pipe, most details of the communication are hidden from each process, as the underlying principles of communication are implemented in the lower protocol layers. In analogy, at the transport layer the communication appears as host-to-host, without knowledge of the application data structures and the connecting routers, while at the internetworking layer, individual network boundaries are traversed at each router.
A DNS resolver consults three name servers to resolve the domain name user-visible "www.wikipedia.org" to determine the IPV4 Address 207.142.131.234
Creating a subnet by dividing the host identifier
This NeXT Computer was used by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN and became the world's first Web server.
Share of population using the Internet. See or edit source data.
Internet users per 100 population members and GDP per capita for selected countries.
Internet users per 100 inhabitants Source: International Telecommunication Union.
Internet users in 2015 as a percentage of a country's population Source: International Telecommunication Union.
'''Fixed broadband Internet subscriptions in 2012
as a percentage of a country's population''' Source: International Telecommunication Union.
'''Mobile broadband Internet subscriptions in 2012
as a percentage of a country's population''' Source: International Telecommunication Union.
Banner in Bangkok during the 2014 Thai coup d'état, informing the Thai public that 'like' or 'share' activities on social media could result in imprisonment (observed 30 June 2014).
Internet users by language<ref name=NIUBL-IWS>{{cite web|url=http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats7.htm|title=Number of Internet Users by Language|archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20120426122721/http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats7.htm|archive-date=26 April 2012|website=Internet World Stats, Miniwatts Marketing Group|date=31 May 2011|access-date=22 April 2012}}</ref>
Website content languages<ref name=UofCLBWApril2013>{{cite web|title=Usage of content languages for websites|url=http://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/content_language/all|work=W3Techs.com|access-date=26 April 2013|archive-url=https://www.webcitation.org/66ZQzUXh6?url=http://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/content_language/all|archive-date=31 March 2012|url-status=live}}</ref>

Another study, covering Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, found Facebook's Free Basics and Wikipedia Zero to be the most commonly zero-rated content.

Thiel in 2022

Peter Thiel

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German-American billionaire entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and political activist.

German-American billionaire entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and political activist.

Thiel in 2022
Thiel speaking at the 2016 Republican National Convention

A co-founder of PayPal, Palantir Technologies, and Founders Fund, he was the first outside investor in Facebook.

Winklevoss in 2015

Tyler Winklevoss

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American investor, founder of Winklevoss Capital Management and Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, and Olympic rower.

American investor, founder of Winklevoss Capital Management and Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, and Olympic rower.

Winklevoss in 2015

In 2004, the Winklevoss brothers sued Mark Zuckerberg, claiming he stole their ConnectU idea to create the much more popular social networking service site Facebook.

Ted Cruz Campaign

Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal

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Ted Cruz Campaign
Donald Trump Campaign Slogan
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Brittany Kaiser
Christopher Wylie during Cambridge Analytica protest.

In the 2010s, personal data belonging to millions of Facebook users was collected without their consent by British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica, predominantly to be used for political advertising.

Winklevoss in 2015

Cameron Winklevoss

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American cryptocurrency and Bitcoin investor, Olympic rower, entrepreneur, and founder of Winklevoss Capital Management and Gemini cryptocurrency exchange.

American cryptocurrency and Bitcoin investor, Olympic rower, entrepreneur, and founder of Winklevoss Capital Management and Gemini cryptocurrency exchange.

Winklevoss in 2015
Winklevoss at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

In 2004, the Winklevoss brothers sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, claiming he stole their ConnectU idea to create the popular social networking site Facebook.