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Facebook Removed 3.2B Fake Accounts Since April

The latest Facebook Community Standards Enforcement Report demonstrates how big of a task policing the social network has become.

An Ex-Facebooker Devastatingly Piled Into Mark Zuckerberg's Stance Allowing Politicians to Lie in Ads

Facebook's former head of global elections integrity voiced her concerns in a 'Washington Post' op-ed.

Twitter Bans Political Ads as Facebook Doubles Down

'We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought,' says Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

5 Simple Steps to Recover a Disabled Facebook Ads Account

Compliance, consistency and accountability are key to maintaining this essential marketing tool.

Mark Zuckerberg Suggests Facebook Might Have Helped Prevent the War in Iraq

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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