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Facebook is an online social networking service founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Hughes, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and Eduardo Saverin.

Introduction

Facebook is a online social networking company started by Mark Zuckberberg in 2004. Currently trading on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol: FB.

Timeline

September 17, 2019

According to the charter Facebook released Tuesday, the oversight board will begin with at least 11 members and is "likely to be 40 members" when fully staffed.

September 16, 2019

Facebook announced Monday that it has taken down hundreds of fake accounts, groups, and pages originating from Ukraine and Iraq.

September 6, 2019

Facebook, Microsoft launch Deepfake Detection Challenge

September 5, 2019

Facebook launches dating service in United States

Facebook Inc is launching its dating services in the United States, the social network said on Thursday, sending its shares up 2%.

August 27, 2019

A Facebook initiative announced last year designed to generate "independent, credible research about the role of social media in elections" is faltering, BuzzFeed reported last week, citing multiple sources with knowledge of the programme and its participants.

August 20, 2019

Facebook rolls out tool to block off-Facebook data gathering. 

Formerly known as “clear history,” the tool will now go by the slightly clunkier moniker “off-Facebook activity.” The feature launches in South Korea, Ireland and Spain. 

May 17, 2019

Facebook bans "inauthentic" accounts targeting Africa. 

The people behind the phantom accounts spent around $812,000 for ads between December 2012 and April 2019 and these were paid in Brazilian reais, Israeli shekel and US dollars. 

April 30, 2019

Facebook's Meet New Friends now in testing in a few markets before it's rolled out more widely soon.

April 24, 2019

Facebook said yesterday that it expected the Federal Trade Commission to fine it up to $5 billion for privacy violations, Mike Isaac and Cecilia Kang of the NYT report.

Occidental unveiled a $38 billion takeover bid for Anadarko Petroleum yesterday, $5 billion more than Chevron has offered.

No region in the world is perfect," Mr. Fink told a financial industry conference yesterday in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, as he announced that BlackRock would open an office in the country.

June 2018

Google will pay $217,000 and Facebook will pay $238,000 in response to two lawsuits filed in June that accused the tech firms of not obeying the state law on political-ad transparency, Ferguson said.

2018

Launched in early 2018, the service lets Facebook users opt into local news and information from local organizations.

2013

In 2013, Facebook acquired Onavo, an Israeli analytics company, announcing that Onavo's tools "will help us provide better, more efficient mobile products.

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Facebook Messenger (commonly known as Messenger) is a messaging app and platform owned by Facebook.

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Aaron Morris

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Adam Gold

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Adnan Khan

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Agustin Gonzalez

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Akshay Rustagi

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Alex Fries

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Alexander Davis

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Alexander Wolfson

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Ali Khan

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Alin Skurtu

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Alison Leigh, Ph.D, MFT, Sex Educator, Organizational Psychologist/

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Allan Kaplan

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Amar Chokhawala

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Amitt Mahajan

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Anand Rajaraman

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Andrea Zurek

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Andrei Miulescu

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Andrew Camel

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Andrew McCollum

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Andrew S. Kofman

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Anida D

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Anthony Lawrence

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Anthony Marlowe

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António Mello Campello

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