Facebook Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the social media network, Facebook.


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    febrero 4, 2004 – Facebook is launched by Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin at Harvard University, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
    marzo 1, 2004 – Students at Stanford, Columbia and Yale universities are allowed to join.
    junio 1, 2004 The company moves to Palo Alto, California.
    diciembre 1, 2004 One million users are active on the site.
    septiembre 1, 2005 High school students are allowed to join Facebook.
    septiembre 20, 2005 – The company drops the “la” from the name and becomes Facebook.
    diciembre 1, 2005 – Six million users are active on the site.
    abril 1, 2006 – Facebook for Mobile launches.
    septiembre 5, 2006 – The News Feed is introduced.
    septiembre 26, 2006 – Facebook expands to allow anyone to register.
    marzo 28, 2007 – Former Harvard classmates Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss sue Zuckerberg in federal court, alleging that he stole the idea for Facebook from them. The two sides later agree to a $ 65 million settlement.
    marzo 2008 – Facebook hires Sheryl Sandberg to be the company’s chief operating officer.
    febrero 9, 2009 – Facebook introduces the “Me gusta” button.
    junio 2009 – Facebook becomes the No. 1 social network in the United States, surpassing MySpace, according to PC World magazine.
    octubre 1, 2010 La película “The Social Network,” a fictionalized account of the start of Facebook, is released.
    septiembre 22, 2011 Facebook introduces the Timeline feature.
    noviembre 2011 – Facebook settles charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission that it engaged in deceptive practices concerning usersprivacy.
    octubre 4, 2012 Facebook reaches one billion active monthly users.
    junio 2013 – Edward Snowden lanzamientos documents on the NSA’s Prism program. Snowden claims that the NSA has monitored the users of Facebook and other internet companies. Zuckerberg denies Facebook cooperated with the NSA in a post.
    febrero 19, 2014 – Facebook announces that it is purchasing mobile messaging service WhatsApp por $ 19 mil millones.
    junio 17, 2014 – A study by researchers at Cornell, the University of California San Francisco and Facebook is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. For one week in early 2012, según el estudio, Facebook changed the content mix in the news feed of approximately 690,000 users and manipulated the content to gauge the user’s emotional response. The study found that users who were shown negative content were slightly more likely to produce negative posts. Users in the positive group responded with more upbeat posts. Many users react with anger at what they say is a dangerous social experiment.
    junio 23, 2015 – Stock rises 3% to reach an all-time high. The company’s market value is close to $ 245 mil millones, making it worth more than Walmart, a $ 235 billion company.
    agosto 24, 2015 – Facebook hits a milestone when one billion users log in to the social network in a single day.
    noviembre 15, 2016 – Facebook and Google announce they will no longer allow fake news publishers to use their ad selling services. Facebook says material from fake news publications falls under the category of “ilegal, misleading or deceptive” contenido. Zuckerberg, sin embargo, rejects the idea that fake news on Facebook influenced the recent US presidential election.
    abril 13, 2017 Announces that it has cracked down en 30,000 fake accounts in France ahead of the country’s presidential election. The accounts were targeted to prevent trolling, spam and hoaxes, a Facebook spokesman says.
    agosto 3, 2017 – Rolls out aRelated Articlesfeature that provides links to stories from fact checking sites such as Snopes and PolitiFact.
    septiembre 6, 2017 – The company reveals that it sold about $ 100,000 worth of ads during the 2016 US presidential election cycle from inauthentic accounts and pageslikely operated out of Russia.
    septiembre 15, 2017 – The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook has given Special Counsel Robert Mueller records related to Russia-linked ads that were posted on the social network during the US presidential campaign.
    septiembre 21, 2017 – Says it will share content and related information from more than 3,000 ads it sold to Russia-linked accounts with the US House and Senate intelligence committees.
    octubre 2, 2017 – Facebook gives Congress copies of the 3,000 political ads linked to Russia. CNN reports that some of the ads depicted refugees as rapists and others promoted gun rights. A ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee says he hopes to release a sampling of the ads to the public.
    noviembre 21, 2017 – ProPublica reports that it was able to buy dozens of housing advertisements targeted to audiences that excludedAfrican Americans, mothers of high school kids, people interested in wheelchair ramps, Jews, expats from Argentina and Spanish speakers.The company had said that it removed discriminatory ad tools after ProPublica publised a report in September. A Facebook executive says that a technical glitch allowed ProPublica to purchase the ads.
    enero 19, 2018 – Zuckerberg announces that Facebook is surveying users to rate news organizations and assign them trust scores. The scores and other factors are going to determine how much content from each publication will appear in news feeds.
    marzo 16, 2018 – Facebook announces that it is suspending a data firm called Strategic Communication Laboratories and its subsidiary Cambridge Analytica, which provided the Donald Trump presidential campaign with digital voter outreach services. En una oracion, the social network’s vice president and deputy general counsel say that Cambridge Analytica harvested user data through a third party app, violating the company’s policies protecting people’s information. The data was gathered by Aleksandr Kogan, a Russian-American psychology professor who built a Facebook app and got about 270,000 volunteers to take a personality quiz. The volunteers consented to share info from their profiles with Kogan for academic purposes. Kogan then turned over the data to Cambridge Analytica. When Facebook learned of the violation in 2015, the company removed the app and asked Cambridge Analytica to certify that it had deleted the harvested data.
    marzo 17, 2018 – A joint investigation by the New York Times and the Observer of London reports that Cambridge Analytica obtained data from 50 million American Facebook users via Kogan’s app. Cambridge Analytica covered the expenses of creating the app and used the information to create targeted political advertising for Trump, according to the investigation.
    marzo 20, 2018 – A group of Facebook investors file a federal lawsuit against the company for allegedly makingmaterially false and misleading statementsabout its privacy policies.
    marzo 21, 2018 – During an interview on CNN, Zuckerberg acknowledges that Facebook made mistakes and should have responded more robustly to secure user data. He also says that his company is prepping to combat potential meddling in the 2018 elecciones intermedias. Más temprano en el día, Zuckerberg posts a timeline of events that led to the Cambridge Analytica leak.
    mes de julio 26, 2018 – Shares plunge 19% after executives warn that revenue growth would slow as the company focuses on user privacy. The sell-off vaporizes about $ 119 billion in market valuethe biggest single-day loss for any public company in history.
    mes de julio 31, 2018 – Facebook announces it has removed a network of suspected Russia-linked accounts and pages involved in organizing political events in the United States.
    septiembre 28, 2018 – Facebook announces that an attack on the social network has exposed information on nearly 50 million users. The FBI is called in to investigate to attack, according to Facebook. On the day the breach is announced, two users file a class action lawsuit against the company.
    octubre 12, 2018 – The company announces that it is investigating a security breach that enabled hackers to access phone numbers and email addresses for 30 million users.
    noviembre 5, 2018 – Facebook releases a report documenting the company’s failure to prevent the spread of misinformation in Myanmar, where the government has been accused of carrying out a brutal campaign of violence and oppression against the Rohingya, a religious minority of Muslims. Government propaganda was posted on Facebook. The propaganda linked the Rohingya to terrorists.
    noviembre 14, 2018 – Los New York Times publishes an investigation into Facebook’s aggressive crisis management tactics amid the controversy over Russia’s alleged use of the platform to meddle in the 2016 elección. The newspaper reports that the company hired an opposition research firm called Definers Public Affairs which engaged in campaigns against Facebook critics. Definers allegedly encouraged reporters to investigate possible ties between an anti-Facebook group and the liberal billionaire George Soros. After the New York Times story is published, Facebook announces that it no longer associates with Definers.
    noviembre 15, 2018 – During a conference call with reporters, Zuckerberg says that he learned of the company’s relationship with Definers via the New York Times article. The company posts a response to the article citing alleged inaccuracies.
    noviembre 27, 2018 – Lawmakers from nine countries hold a hearing on Facebook and disinformation in London. Richard Allan, the company’s vice president of public policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, attends the session on Zuckerberg’s behalf.
    diciembre 14, 2018 – Facebook announces that a bug allowed third-party app developers to access photos people may not have shared publicly. Tantos como 6.8 million users could be affected.
    diciembre 18, 2018 – The New York Times reports that Facebook offered more of its usersdata to companies than it has admitted. Despite assurances from Zuckerberg that peoplehave complete controlover who sees their content, The Times said documents and interviews with 50 former Facebook employees indicate that the company gave other firms access to user data.
    marzo 28 2019 – The Department of Housing and Urban Development announces it is charging Facebook with violating the Fair Housing Act. This follows a formal complaint filed in August 2018 where HUD claimed Facebook allows landlords and people selling homes to use its advertising platform toengage in housing discrimination.The complaint said advertisers can dictate who sees housing-related ads based on demographics.
    Mayo 2, 2019 – Facebook announces it had designated some high-profile people, incluso Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who’s known for using anti-Semitic language, and right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, como “peligroso” and said it will be purging them from its platforms. Other people banned include Paul Nehlen, an anti-Semite who unsuccessfully ran for Congress in 2016 y 2018, and fringe right-wing media personalities Laura Loomer, Milo Yiannopoulos and Paul Joseph Watson.
    mes de julio 24, 2019 – The Federal Trade Commission announces a $ 5 billion settlement with Facebook, resolving a sweeping investigation by regulators into how the company lost control over massive troves of personal data and mishandled its communications with users. It is the largest fine in FTC history.
    septiembre 6, 2019 – New York Attorney General Letitia James announces the attorneys general of eight states and the District of Columbia are launching an antitrust investigation into Facebook. James dijo “We will use every investigative tool at our disposal to determine whether Facebook’s actions may have endangered consumer data, reduced the quality of consumerschoices, or increased the price of advertising.
    septiembre 24, 2019 – Facebook announces it will hire third-party fact checkers to analyze content in order to get ready for the 2020 elección, but will continue to exclude politicians and political ads from its fact-checking processs.
    octubre 21, 2019 – Facebook announces it will start labeling publications that arewholly or partially under the editorial control of their government as state-controlled media,” as part of a broader effort to prevent its platform from being abused to interfere with the 2020 US elections.
    octubre 23, 2019 – Zuckerberg testifies before the House Financial Services Committee about Facebook’s plans for Libra, its cryptocurrency project. The focus of the hearing expands to include a wide range of concerns about Facebook, including questions for Zuckerberg over his company’s policy to not fact-check political ads run by elected officials and candidates.
    Mayo 6, 2020 – Por poco 18 months after announcing an independent board designed to hold it more accountable in content moderation decisions, Facebook announces the names of the first 20 miembros, which include: Helle Thorning-Schmidt, former prime minister of Denmark; Alan Rusbridger, former editor-in-chief of The Guardian; and Tawakkol Karman, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who promoted non-violent change in Yemen Hombre en Seinfeld Arab Spring.
    junio 1, 2020 – Some Facebook employees stage a virtual walkout to protest Zuckerberg’s decision not to take action on a series of controversial posts from Trump. A source tells CNN that managers at Facebook were told by the company’s human resources department not to retaliate against staff who are planning to protest, or to make them used paid time-off.
      septiembre 3, 2020 – Zuckerberg announces that Facebook will not accept new political ads in the final week of the 2020 election campaign, but the platform will continue to allow politicians to run lies in ads through Election Day.
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