Facebook turns 20: How the social media giant grew to 3 billion users



In 2004, as broadband was replacing dial-up internet and mobile phones with colour screens were gaining popularity, on February 4, a social network, named “TheFacebook”, was launched by 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg and his college roommates at Harvard University.
Facebook was named after the physical student directory distributed at universities at the start of the academic year, commonly known as a “face book”.
Over the past two decades – the platform owned by meta – has been credited with revolutionizing how we interact and share ideas online. But it’s also raised major concerns over privacy, hate speech and misinformation. Al Jazeera’s Fintan Monaghan reports. Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe
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