Technology giant Facebook confirmed Thursday the company will now be known as ‘Meta’, adding the social network itself will still be known as ‘Facebook.’
“As Facebook plans to go all in on the metaverse, a virtual-reality space where users can interact with each other in a computer-generated environment, the tech giant has announced it will take on a new name: Meta,” reports Fox News.
“Today, we’re seen as a social media company. But in our DNA, we were a company that builds technology to connect people, and the metaverse is the next frontier, just like social networking was when we got started,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said at Thursday’s Connect 2021 event.
Facebook is changing its corporate name to Meta. Its flagship social network will keep the Facebook name. https://t.co/qGuRieItXO
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 28, 2021
“From now on, we’re going to be metaverse first, not Facebook first. That means that over time, you won’t need to use Facebook to use our other services as our new brand start showing up in our products. I hope that people come to know the Meta brand and the future that we stand for.”
Announcing @Meta — the Facebook company’s new name. Meta is helping to build the metaverse, a place where we’ll play and connect in 3D. Welcome to the next chapter of social connection. pic.twitter.com/ywSJPLsCoD
— Facebook (@Facebook) October 28, 2021
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
'BIG TECH MATTERS': Facebook Under Fire for Censoring Report on BLM Founder’s Luxury Homes
Facebook faced a growing backlash on their own platform Friday after the social network blocked users from sharing a New York Post report on the luxury homes owned by a founder of ‘Black Lives Matter.’
“How is that not a story? Black Lives Matter is a powerful entity, they raised more than $90 million just last year, they should not therefore be exempt from scrutiny or accountability, but Big Tech apparently has their back and says, ‘Nothing to see here, we’re going to censor this,’” Joe Concha said. “It is chilling.”
Facebook on why it blocked a NY Post article. This all applies to lots of articles on news sites. pic.twitter.com/oEdzX0Hy72
— Ben Smith (@benyt) April 16, 2021
Recently a major news outlet posted information about where I lived which resulted in doxxing and facebook didnt seem to care https://t.co/WjrVRdl4oc
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) April 16, 2021
The New York Post responded Friday after social media giant Facebook prevented users from sharing a story regarding the co-founder of ‘Black Lives Matter,’ labeling their decision “arbitrary and laughable.”
“This decision is so arbitrary as to be laughable. Does Facebook know how many newspapers, magazine and websites highlight the real estate purchases of the rich and famous? The next time People magazine covers Kim Kardashian’s latest mansion purchase, will it violate any community standards? How about running a picture of the resort Ted Cruz is staying at?” writes the Post Editorial Board.
“No, this rule has not been and will not be applied in any fair manner. It again highlights just how much power these social media companies have over our lives, and our nation. They monopolized the market and became the main aggregators of news,” adds the paper.
“While failing abysmally for years to stop the torrent of truly harmful pedophilic, violent, personally abusive, terroristic, wildly inaccurate and hateful content that spews onto their platforms daily, they’ll step in to censor and cover for Joe Biden. They’ll cover for China. And now they’ll cover for Black Lives Matter,” concludes the Board.
Read the full article at the New York Post.
ADD IT TO THE LIST: Hillary Clinton Blasts Facebook’s 'Appalling' Policies that Permit 'False Information'
Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton slammed social media platform Facebook Wednesday morning; blasting the company’s decision to “allow false information” in political advertisements.
“Facebook’s decision to allow false information in political advertisements is appalling. Voters are being confronted by millions of pieces of misinformation. A world where up is down and down is up is a world where democracy can’t thrive,” posted Clinton.
Facebook's decision to allow false information in political advertisements is appalling.
Voters are being confronted by millions of pieces of misinformation.
A world where up is down and down is up is a world where democracy can't thrive.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 30, 2019
Clinton made similar comments earlier this month when she bizarrely claimed 10-year-old children were hacking into the US election system.
“You know, we don’t really know to what extent the election was interfered in because nobody will look for it. We do know that in Florida a lot more happened than has been admitted publicly,” Clinton said.
“We know we’re really vulnerable,” she added. “Every, you know, every Hackathon that happens, you know, 10-year-olds are hacking our voting systems and the networks that connect them.”
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) October 19, 2019