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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 pay $1 billion to creators through 2022

Facebook says FTC chair shouldn’t help decide the future of its antitrust case

Facebook’s satellite internet team joins Amazon

Facebook groups can now designate Group Experts

Black players on England football team bombarded with racist abuse on social media

Racist comments flooded Twitter and Instagram

Thiel associate launches Arizona Senate campaign

WhatsApp will let you send images and videos in their ‘best quality’

Facebook’s ‘big blue app’ leader, Fidji Simo, is leaving to take over Instacart

Facebook accidentally lost a piece of its moderation policy for three years

The secret lives of Facebook moderators in America

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

Facebook’s new AR feature for Portal lets you dress up as Harry Potter characters

Apple and Google crowd out the competition with default apps

Rep. Ken Buck is the new face of Republican antitrust

Meet the Republican behind the House’s bipartisan antitrust deal

Facebook’s Clubhouse competitor starts rolling out in the US today

Facebook to update its community standards to clarify what it considers satire

Three big questions about Facebook’s new VR ads

Facebook will start putting ads in Oculus Quest apps

Podcasts start coming to Facebook next week

Along with podcast clips

Facebook develops new method to reverse-engineer deepfakes and track their source

Facebook’s AI moderator will tell group admins when users are beefing in the comments

Zuckerberg says original Oculus Quest will get Air Link wireless streaming

IRL is a new social network taking on Facebook groups

Facebook just bought the Fortnite of VR

House lawmakers introduce five bipartisan bills to unwind tech monopolies

Facebook plans first smartwatch for next summer with two cameras, heart rate monitor

A detachable display with cameras for capturing video without your phone

Clubhouse and its clones have an accessibility problem

The social audio app has been criticized for inaccessibility — how do its competitors stack up?