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Facebook dominates social media through its family of apps that include Instagram, WhatsApp, Messenger, and the original Facebook. The company, led by founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, debuted in 2004 as a social network for Harvard University students, one of whom was Zuckerberg himself. The service then spread to other colleges before becoming generally available in 2006. Since then, Facebook has attracted billions of users and has become a behemoth in digital advertising. But it also been plagued by controversy for mismanaging users’ data, spreading misinformation and hate speech, and gobbling up companies that could someday threaten its business. As a result, Facebook has become a target for politicians and regulators who want to crack down on the service.
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Future 50 - 2020Explore this year's ranking of the 50 companies wi...READ MOREview in list
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Global 500 - 2020This year's Global 500 generated $33.3 trillion in...READ MOREview in list
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Fortune 500 - 2020This year's Fortune 500 marks the 66th running of ...READ MOREview in list
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