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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.

Facebook will require US office employees to be vaccinated

Facebook’s business is doing better than ever

WhatsApp reportedly developing iOS to Android transfer option for chat history

Facebook is giving the Oculus Quest 2 a storage bump and recalling its foam face masks

Instagram is making accounts for users under 16 private by default

But it’s still building an app for kids under 13

Oculus’ Passthrough API will enable experiences that mix VR and the real world

Facebook brings cloud gaming to Apple devices with a web app

Facebook content moderators call for company to put an end to overly restrictive NDAs

Senators target Section 230 to fight COVID-19 vaccine misinformation

The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America

In Arizona, Facebook’s content moderators get through the day with sex, drugs, and guns

Mark Zuckerberg is betting Facebook’s future on the metaverse

The CEO on why the social network is focusing on the convergence of physical, augmented, and virtual reality

The Biden administration should take the First Amendment as seriously as Facebook misinformation

‘Reviewing’ Section 230 isn’t the answer to anti-vax posts

Instagram introduces a setting to control sensitive content in your Explore tab