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The world's largest social network has more than 2 billion daily users, and is expanding rapidly around the world. Led by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook undergirds much of the world's communication online, both through its flagship app and its subsidiaries Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus. Despite huge financial success, Facebook is also confronted with questions about data privacy, hate speech on the platform, and concerns that frequent social media use can lead to unhappiness. The Verge publishes a nightly newsletter about Facebook and democracy, subscribe here.

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Facebook isn’t done criticizing Apple just yet

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Facebook criticizes Apple’s iOS privacy changes with full-page newspaper ads

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The good and the bad in the government’s case against Facebook

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Facebook calls antitrust lawsuits ‘revisionist history’

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