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Facebook, Inc. is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies in the world. The founders initially limited the website's membership to Harvard students and subsequently Columbia, Stanford, and Yale students.
The new editing tools will make it easier for creators to opt out of using TikTok to edit short clips and help encourage them to create, edit, and schedule original content with Reels.
The global launch of Facebook Reels, which was previously available in the USA, will allow creators to expand their audience and monetize their content. Reels Facebook is now available to both iOS and Android users.
The new feature essentially creates an invisible barrier around virtual avatars, preventing them from invading other users' personal space, which would help avoid unwanted interactions. However, avatars can still reach out to each other to high-five.
Facebook indicated that it found certain security threats to Zuckerberg. The company explained that he is synonymous with Facebook, so the negative attitude towards the company is directly related to the negative attitude towards him.
Facebook said that the reason for the recent data leakage of more than 530 million users was not a hacker breach of its systems. Attackers gained access to information by extracting data from web resources or so-called web scraping.
Users from 106 countries were affected, including 32 million profiles from the USA, 11 million from the UK, and 6 million from India. Facebook said this data was extracted using a vulnerability that the company patched in 2019.
Facebook made this decision due to the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 by Nicholas Maduro. The politician advertised "miracle drugs" on Facebook, which are supposedly capable of curing coronavirus. This statement was not supported by doctors.