81 Facts About Facebook

1. In February 2011, Facebook announced plans to move its headquarters to the former Sun Microsystems campus in Menlo Park, California.

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2. On June 7, 2018 Facebook announced that a bug had resulted in about 14 million Facebook users having their default sharing setting for all new posts set to "public".

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3. On July 29, 2011, Facebook announced its Bug Bounty Program that paid security researchers a minimum of $500 for reporting security holes.

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4. On October 11, 2017, Facebook introduced the 3D Posts feature to allow for uploading interactive 3D assets.

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5. On June 7, 2012, Facebook launched its App Center to help users find games and other applications.

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6. In 2007, Facebook launched Facebook Pages for brands and celebrities to interact with their fanbase.

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7. On July 31 Facebook said that the company had deleted 17 accounts related to the 2018 American elections.

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8. On January 15, 2013, Facebook announced Facebook Graph Search, which provides users with a "precise answer", rather than a link to an answer by leveraging data present on its site.

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9. In October 2008, Facebook announced that its international headquarters would locate in Dublin, Ireland.

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10. In 2014, Facebook had acquired a VPN app called Onavo for $120 million.

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11. In October 2017, Facebook expanded its work with Definers Public Affairs, which originally monitored press coverage to address concerns regarding Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech and calls for protection through regulation.

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12. In early August 2018, Facebook banned the four most active Infowars-related pages for hate speech.

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13. In late July 2018 Facebook suspended the personal profile of InfoWars head Alex Jones for 30 days.

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14. In October 2008, Facebook announced that its international headquarters would operate in Dublin, Ireland.

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15. On September 26, 2006, Facebook opened to everyone at least 13 years old with a valid email address.

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16. Facebook has worked with two other fact-checking agencies in the US.

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17. In 2017, Facebook paid Snopes $100,000 for its work.

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18. From a legal standpoint Facebook had done nothing wrong and even if US policymakers had taken an interest in the case, they had no standing with which to demand Facebook end its use of the application under current law.

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19. On Monday, we revealed that Facebook was misusing an Apple-issued enterprise certificate that is only meant for companies to use to distribute internal, employee-only apps without having to go through the Apple App Store.

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20. At this point, Facebook is no stranger to being investigated.

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21. In 2013, Facebook acquired Onavo, an Israeli mobile web analytics company.

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22. Facebook has acknowledge the existence of this program to TechCrunch: "Like many companies, we invite people to participate in research that helps us identify things we can be doing better.

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23. Facebook has admitted to TechCrunch that the app exists, and that its purpose was to gain insight on usage habits.

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24. Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook shared copies of ads and account information related to the Russian ad purchases on its platform with Robert Mueller that go beyond what it shared with Congress last week.

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25. Facebook has concluded that a 225,000-member anti-immigrant group that attempted to organize anti-Clinton rallies in Texas during the 2016 presidential campaign was "likely operated out of Russia", Business Insider reports.

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26. In October 2017, Facebook expanded its work with Definers Public Affairs, that had originally been hired to monitor press coverage of the company to address concerns regarding Russian meddling, data sharing, hate speech on Facebook and calls for protection through public policy and regulation.

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27. At the time, Somin's Facebook friends reported the comments to Facebook, which did nothing except send back automated messages.

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28. On July 29, 2011, Facebook announced its Bug Bounty Program in which security researchers will be paid a minimum of $500 for reporting security holes on Facebook's website.

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29. On November 29, 2011, Facebook settled Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived consumers by failing to keep privacy promises.

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30. In July 2007, Facebook began allowing users to post attachments to the Wall, whereas the Wall was previously limited to textual content only.

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31. In March 2015, Facebook announced that it would start letting businesses and users interact through Messenger with features such as tracking purchases and receiving notifications, and interacting with customer service representatives.

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32. On January 11, 2018, Facebook announced that it would be changing its News Feed algorithm to prioritize what friends and family share and de-emphasize content from media companies.

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33. Since the launch of the App Center, Facebook has seen 150M monthly users with 2.4 times the installation of apps.

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34. On February 23, 2010, Facebook was granted a patent on certain aspects of its News Feed.

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35. In 2007, Facebook launched Facebook Pages for brands and celebrities to interact with their fanbase, with more 100,000 Pages launched in November.

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36. On July 20, 2008, Facebook introduced "Facebook Beta", a significant redesign of its user interface on selected networks.

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37. On March 20, 2014, Facebook announced a new open-source programming language called Hack.

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38. On November 21, 2016 Facebook announced that it will open its new London headquarters next year and create another 500 jobs in the UK.

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39. Facebook has roughly 9 million users in Russia, while domestic analogue VK has around 34 million.

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40. In November 2016 Facebook acquired CrowdTangle, a social analytics company that tracks how content spreads online.

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41. In February 2014, Facebook announced that it would be buying mobile messaging company WhatsApp for US$19 billion in cash and stock.

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42. In November 2018, Facebook launched a brand of smart displays called Portal and Portal Plus.

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43. On September 19, 2018, Facebook announced that, for news distribution outside the United States, it would work with the US funded democracy promotion organizations, International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute which are loosely affiliated with the Democratic and Republican parties.

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44. On July 31, 2018, Facebook said that the company had deleted 17 accounts related to 2018 American elections for national, state and local political elections.

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45. In July 2018, Facebook was charged £500,000 by UK watchdogs for failing to respond to data erasure requests.

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46. On October 16, 2017, Facebook acquired the anonymous compliment social media app tbh for an undisclosed amount, announcing intentions to leave the app independent, similar to Instagram and WhatsApp.

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47. In September 2017, Facebook announced it would be spending up to US$1 billion on original shows for its Facebook Watch platform.

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48. In October 2016, Facebook announced a fee-based communications tool called Workplace that aims to "connect everyone" while at work.

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49. On January 15, 2013, Facebook announced Facebook Graph Search, which provides users with a "precise answer", rather than a link to an answer by leveraging the data present on its site.

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50. In March 2012, Facebook announced App Center, a store selling applications that operate via the website.

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51. In October 2008, Facebook announced that it would set up its international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.

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52. In March 2004, Facebook expanded to the universities of Columbia, Stanford, and Yale.

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53. Facebook has quietly released an app called Lasso that lets users create fun, short videos designed to compete with TikTok, the viral 15-second video app that recently merged with Musical.

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54. On Friday, Facebook quietly released the new product for both.

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55. Facebook has quietly released an app called Lasso that lets users create fun short videos designed to compete with TikTok, the viral 15-second video app that recently merged with Musical.

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56. On May 1, 2018, Facebook announced its plans to launch a new dating service.

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57. As of mid-September 2017 Facebook still does not know the extent of Russia's advertisement purchases during the 2016 election—or whether these unidentified ad buys are still on the site.

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58. The Facebook page's name "The Lions of Rojava" comes from a Kurdish saying which translates as "A lion is a lion, whether it's a female or a male", reflecting the organization's feminist ideology.

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59. In 2011, Facebook filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to form a political action committee under the name FB PAC.

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60. Facebook has now been involved in campaigns for True Blood, American Idol, and Top Gear.

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61. In 2010, Facebook won the Crunchie "Best Overall Startup Or Product" award for the third year in a row.

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62. On October 11, 2017, Facebook introduced the 3D Posts feature to allow for uploading interactive 3D assets in the News Feed.

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63. On June 7, 2012, Facebook launched its App Center to its users.

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64. One of the most popular applications on Facebook is the Photos application, where users can upload albums and photos.

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65. In May 2014, Facebook introduced a feature to allow users to ask for information not disclosed by other users on their profiles.

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66. In June 2009, Facebook introduced a "Usernames" feature, allowing users to choose a unique nickname used in the URL for their personal profile, for easier sharing.

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67. In August 2017, Facebook announced the opening of a new office in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2018.

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68. In September 2016, Facebook announced a coming datacenter in Los Lunas, New Mexico in 2018 powered by renewable energy.

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69. In November 2014, Facebook opened a fourth data center in Altoona, Iowa, US.

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70. In June 2013, Facebook opened a third data center in Lulea, Sweden.

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71. In 2010, Facebook opened its fourth office, in Hyderabad and the first in Asia.

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72. In early 2011, Facebook announced plans to move to its new headquarters, the former Sun Microsystems campus in Menlo Park.

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73. In April 2012, Facebook acquired Instagram for approximately US$1 billion in cash and stock.

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74. On November 15, 2010, Facebook announced it had acquired the domain name fb.

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75. On July 27, 2018, Facebook suspended the official page of pundit and political commentator Alex Jones for 30 days.

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76. On July 26, 2018, Facebook became the first company to lose over $100 billion worth of stock in one day.

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77. In June 2016 Facebook announced Deep Text, a natural language processing AI which will learn user intent and context in 20 languages.

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78. In early 2011, Facebook announced plans to move its headquarters to the former Sun Microsystems campus in Menlo Park, California.

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79. In late 2007, Facebook had 100,000 business pages.

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80. On September 26, 2006, Facebook was opened to everyone at least 13 years old with a valid email address.

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81. In June 2004, Facebook moved its operations base to Palo Alto, California.

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