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Mark Zuckerberg is saying goodbye to Facebook for good. On Thursday, he announced Facebook has been rebranded to "Meta" to focus on his "metaverse" of social networking apps and AR/VR hardware.

According to Variety.com, Zuckerberg hopes Meta will reach 1 billion people in the next decade.

Last week, The Verge first reported that Zuckerberg was changing the name of Facebook's parent company to reflect his changing vision for his metaverse.

"Our mission remains the same — it's still about bringing people together," Zuckerberg said Thursday.

"But now we have a new North Star, to help bring the metaverse to life, and we have a new name that reflects the full breadth of what we do and the future that we want to help build."

 
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Zuckerberg said the company will shift its focus from social networking on Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, to building the company's AR and VR products.

"From now on, we're going to be metaverse-first, not Facebook-first," he said.

Zuckerberg has come under fire for failing to act on warnings from whistleblowers about misinformation and exposing children to harmful content.

He hopes to shift the focus away from Facebook, which over time will not be needed to access the company's hardware products.

"Today we're seen as a social-media company, but the metaverse is the next frontier," he said.

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The name "Facebook" will be no more after next week. Founder Mark Zuckerberg is reportedly rebranding Facebook to focus on building his "metaverse."

According to The Verge, Zuckerberg will announce the new name change at the company's annual Connect conference on October 28th, but he could announce it sooner.

Facebook's familiar blue logo will also go the way of the dinosaurs.

Zuckerberg is reportedly rebranding Facebook to move beyond its core social media products like Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, and more.

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Zuckerberg recently announced plans to hire 10,000 workers in Europe to transition the company from social media to "being a metaverse company."

The 10,000 new employees will work on building hardware such as AR glasses that Zuckerberg believes will eventually be as popular as smartphones.

In July, Zuckerberg told The Verge that, over the next several years, "we will effectively transition from people seeing us as primarily being a social media company to being a metaverse company."

The new Facebook company name is a closely-guarded secret, known only to a few Facebook executives.

Question: What do you think Facebook's new name will be?

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Former President Donald Trump is suing Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for violating his constitutional rights to freedom of speech.

Trump's lawsuit accused big tech of banning him from Twitter and Facebook after his supporters attended his rally in the nation's capitol on January 6, 2021.

After the rally ended, a small faction of Trump's supporters broke away and headed over to the Capitol building where Washington DC police let them inside.

Trump's attorneys argued that Dorsey and Zuckerberg violated his First Amendment right to free speech in "illegal, unconstitutional censorship."

"We're demanding an end to the shadow-banning, a stop to the silencing and a stop to the blacklisting, banishing and canceling that you know so well," Mr. Trump said on Wednesday. "I am confident that we will achieve a historic victory for American freedom and at the same time freedom of speech."

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed his concerns over the still experimental Covid-19 mRNA vaccines in a video leaked by Project Veritas.

Zuckerberg expressed concern that the mRNA vaccines may be modifying people's DNA.

Messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) encodes proteins of Covid-19 which are inserted into human cells to stimulate the immune system to make antibodies.

A successful mRNA vaccine has never been approved for use in humans in history.

In the leaked video, Zuckerberg expressed his concerns about the "long-term side effects" of "basically modifying people's DNA and RNA" to fight Covid-19.

"I share some caution on this [vaccine] because we just don't know the long-term side effects of basically modifying people's DNA and RNA," Zuckerberg said in the leaked Zoom video.

But in a public video several months later, Zuckerberg repeated Dr. Anthony Fauci's claim that the vaccines do not modify DNA or RNA.

First of all, DNA is inherent in your own nucleus cell. Sticking in anything foreign will ultimately get cleared," said Fauci.

But Fauci doesn't clarify whether he is talking about the foreign mRNA in the Covid-19 vaccines.

Any discussion of the Covid-19 vaccines modifying DNA is banned from the Facebook platform.

Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe said that Zuckerberg imposes standards on his users that he does not live up to himself in private.

"Isn't it interesting that Zuckerberg can vacillate and evolve his thinking on the subject of vaccines. But as soon as he's made up his mind, or appears to have made up his mind on a topic, he disallows the almost 3 billion Facebook users to do the same?," said O’Keefe.

He added: "Rules for thee, but not for me."

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday, Jan 7., that Donald Trump is banned from Facebook indefinitely.

A statement from Zuckerberg reads, "We believe the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great. Therefore, we are extending the block we have placed on his Facebook and Instagram accounts indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete."

The news comes as Twitter restored Trump's account after suspending him for 12 hours when he pleaded with MAGA supporters to leave the U.S. Capitol.

Four protesters were killed during rioting, including Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt, 37, who was shot in the face by a DC police officer when she and others forced their way through a locked door inside the Capitol building on Wednesday.

Trump is communicating with his followers via his official accounts on conservative platforms GAB and Parler.

Trump has promised an "orderly transition" of power after President-elect Joe Biden won the majority electoral college vote on January 6, 2021.

The outgoing President, who has repeatedly accused the Democrats of orchestrating a coup against him and stealing the November 2020 election, issued a statement on Thursday.

"Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 20," Trump confirmed.

"I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it's only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again."

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Boosie Badazz is planning to file a $20 million racial discrimination lawsuit against Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, which owns Instagram.

The "Wipe Me Down" rapper told Vlad TV that he believes he was banned from Instagram because of his skin color.

He claims the ban led to him losing lucrative business ventures - to the tune of $20 million. "You're f***ing up my income. I have to feed my kids."

Boosie was reportedly banned from the photo sharing app due to repeated violations of Instagram policies.

During his banishment Boosie made a plea to Mark "Zuckinberger" to reinstate his account. He even offered Zuckerberg $100,000 cash to reinstate his page.

Boosie told Vlad TV that he believes the unintentional mispronunciation of Zuckerberg's last name has led the Facebook chairman to hold a grudge against him.

Boosie said Zuckerberg's actions left him no choice but to file suit.

"(Zuckerberg) made some of my business ventures go down, so I'm suing him now. I'm filing a lawsuit against him now," he said. "He stopped me off Instagram and he didn't put me back on Instagram. And that's affecting my business.

Boosie registered another Instagram account -- @BoosienewIG -- but he said Instagram disabled his ability to go live on IG stories. "I can't go live on my new page at all. I can't go live!"

Boosie said other IG influencers have committed "way worser things" without repercussions or ramifications.

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"This is my first time my Instagram ever been taken from me! So you can give other two million people their Instagram back for derogatory things they did and I didn't do nothing but post a girl with an emoji over her? This is discrimination! Something is wrong. Somebody must be mad because I said they name wrong and they trying to chastise me."

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) is also suing Zuckerberg for discriminating against American IT workers by reserving over 2,600 high-paying jobs for foreign workers holding temporary H1B visas.

The Facebook jobs which offered an average salary of $156,000 were not available to qualified American IT workers.
 

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Rapper Boosie Badazz sent a desperate message to Mark Zuckerberg after his Instagram page was banned this week.

Instagram bloggers who followed his account claim his IG was banned for constantly promoting suggestive photos from his OnlyFans account.

"They just took my Instagram," the 37-year-old said, addressing Instagram owner Zuckerberg in a video on Thursday. "Mark Zuckinburger, I need to talk to you. Bosses need to talk to bosses [sic]. I don't know what I did but I need my Instagram back. I don't even know what I did! But this is how I feed my family. Mark, do not do this to 2020. Do not take Boosie off Instagram! We need to talk, Mark."

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In February, Boosie was banned from a Planet Fitness gym in Georgia after he and his son disparaged Dwyane Wade's transgender child, Zaya Wade.

In May 2020, Boosie was heavily criticized for another deleted video in which he described hiring adult sex workers to service his teenage son and nephew. At the time he said p0rnography was more appropriate for children to watch than "cartoons with two men kissing.

Watch Boosie's desperate plea to Zuckerberg below.
 

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