• Formerly: TheFacebook, Inc. (2004–2005), Facebook, Inc. (2005–2021)
  • Type: Public company
  • Industry: Social media, Social network advertising, Consumer electronics, Virtual reality
  • Founded: January 4, 2004 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • Founders: Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes
  • Headquarters: 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California, U.S.
  • Area served: Worldwide
  • Key people: Mark Zuckerberg (chairman and CEO), Javier Olivan (COO), Susan Li (CFO), Andrew Bosworth (CTO), Chris Cox (CPO)
  • Products: Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, Threads, WhatsApp, Oculus Quest, Horizon Worlds, Mapillary,...
  • Website: meta.com
    Meta Platforms, Inc., formerly known as Facebook, Inc., is a multinational technology company founded by Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes in 2004. The company's headquarters are located in Menlo Park, California, United States.
    Meta Platforms is best known for its social networking platform Facebook, which has billions of users worldwide. Facebook allows users to connect with friends and family, share updates, photos, and videos, join groups, and interact with businesses and organizations. In addition to Facebook, Meta Platforms also owns several other popular social media platforms and services, including Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus VR.
    The company's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Over the years, Meta Platforms has expanded its services and acquired other companies to diversify its offerings and reach. In 2012, Facebook acquired Instagram, a popular photo-sharing app, and in 2014, it acquired WhatsApp, a messaging app.
    In recent years, Meta Platforms has faced scrutiny and criticism regarding issues such as user privacy, data protection, and the spread of misinformation on its platforms. The company has made efforts to address these concerns by implementing stricter policies and investing in measures to improve the safety and security of its platforms.


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