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The Online Response to the Big Debate Reveals Just How Influential Social Media Is
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The Online Response to the Big Debate Reveals Just How Influential Social Media Is

While social media played a role in both the 2008 and 2012 elections, the influence of platforms such as Facebook and Twitter in previous election cycles pales in comparison to this year.
Samuel Edwards
German Regulator Orders Facebook to Delete WhatsApp User Data
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German Regulator Orders Facebook to Delete WhatsApp User Data

The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information said Facebook was infringing data protection law.
Facebook Inflated Video Ad Viewing Stats for 2 Years
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Facebook Inflated Video Ad Viewing Stats for 2 Years

The error has been fixed and did not impact billing, the social network said.
12 Worst Social-Media Fails in 2016 So Far
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12 Worst Social-Media Fails in 2016 So Far

Retailer Vera Bradley thinks accessorizing and being treated like a lady are the best advantages of being a girl.
Lindsay Friedman
4 Ways to Improve Personal Branding Using Facebook Live
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4 Ways to Improve Personal Branding Using Facebook Live

Facebook Live is a powerful tool because it is easy to see and use for your target audience.
Pratik Dholakiya
Facebook, Twitter Join Network to Tackle Fake News
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Facebook, Twitter Join Network to Tackle Fake News

Facebook, the world's largest social media network with about 1.7 billion users each month, has been criticized for its role in spreading fake stories.
Facebook Says It Will Learn From Vietnam Photo Mistake
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Facebook Says It Will Learn From Vietnam Photo Mistake

The 1972 photograph, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nick Ut of the Associated Press, shows screaming children running from a napalm attack. A naked 9-year-old girl is at its center.
Facebook Announces Payment Capabilities for Messenger Service
Facebook

Facebook Announces Payment Capabilities for Messenger Service

The company is working with a number of payment providers including PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Stripe.
How Your Company Can Use Facebook Groups for Marketing
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How Your Company Can Use Facebook Groups for Marketing

Facebook groups are a goldmine for businesses.
Salma Jafri
Another Fake Story Appeared in Facebook's Trending News
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Another Fake Story Appeared in Facebook's Trending News

The quality of Facebook's trending stories has suffered after it replaced human editors with algorithms.
Mark Zuckerberg Just Invested $50 Million in This Startup
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg Just Invested $50 Million in This Startup

Zuckerberg's philanthropic organization, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, is leading the $50 million investment along with other venture capital firms.
Easily Stream Video Live to Facebook With This Little Device
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Easily Stream Video Live to Facebook With This Little Device

Become the Scorsese of Facebook Live with this hi-def camera.
Matt Villano
In Italy, Zuckerberg Talks Disaster Assistance and His Robot Butler
Mark Zuckerberg

In Italy, Zuckerberg Talks Disaster Assistance and His Robot Butler

The Facebook CEO is eager to help people mark themselves as safe and show off his automated home.
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Facebook is the largest social networking site worldwide.

The site was co-founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg while still a student at Harvard College in Cambridge, Mass. Membership was initially limited to Harvard students but the site eventually opened to other college and high school students. Membership was extended to anyone with a valid email address in 2006.

Some of Facebook's early investors included PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and Microsoft. Napster founder Sean Parker was Facebook's founding president.

Facebook allows users to create profiles than can include photos, personal interests and contact information. Users can communicate over a variety of public and private posting features.

The site has also become a useful marketing tool for businesses and brands, including Entrepreneur Magazine.

Early on, Facebook was often compared to Myspace, another social networking site. Other popular social media sites such as Twitter and Google+ rival Facebook in terms of users and features.

Facebook went public in 2012 and raised more than $100 billion.

Here are some of our most popular Facebook articles:

This Is the 23-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who Just Turned Down $3 Billion From Facebook

Facebook Is a Fundamentally Broken Product That Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

Where Are They Now: Meet Facebook's First 20 Employees

How to Build a Killer Facebook Page for Your Retail Company

Facebook Facepalm: In Big Real-Estate Buy, Mark Zuckerberg Seeks Personal Privacy, Then Removes Online Privacy Feature