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Current status: Delisted good article


December 2018Edit

Change date from February 2004 to August 2003, when the program was first created.— Preceding unsigned comment added by EwanHowe27 (talkcontribs) 20:56, 3 December 2018 (UTC)

  •   Not done: According to the article, "Facemash" was created in 2003, but the original version of Facebook was not launched until 2004, which is the date usually given by reliable sources, eg [1][2].--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 06:20, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

New Facebook data controversyEdit

Facebook gave "favored companies like Airbnb, Lyft and Netflix special access to users’ data." [1][2]


  1. ^ "Facebook Gave Some Companies Special Access to Users' Data, Documents Show". New York Times. Adam Satariano. New York Times. Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Facebook allegedly offered advertisers special access to users' data and activities, according to documents released by British lawmakers". Craig Timberg , Elizabeth Dwoskin and Tony Romm. Washington Post. Retrieved 5 December 2018.

Please mention in this article that the 14 year old multi-billion dollar company has no real customer support.Edit

Please mention that the 14 year old multi-billion dollar company Facebook has no real user support. There is a FAQ which does not answer everything. Where it cannot find a solution, there may be automated forms which take centuries to email back. There is a phone number but it is all automated. The only place you can expect to mayyybe get a response from a fellow human is their Twitter page. It's quite bizarre, and disappointing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by GlassGg (talkcontribs) 10:28, 28 December 2018 (UTC)

I agree — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jonas 82 34 (talkcontribs) 13:02, 21 February 2019 (UTC)

Owner of facebookEdit

Thanks William Ammons (talk) 09:33, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

Like Gab facebook is known for its mainly far-right user base. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Politicalunbiased (talkcontribs) 11:11, 15 March 2019 (UTC)

Facebook Is Paying Teens to Install a 'Research' App That Lets It Monitor Their PhonesEdit

Not sure where to put this but seems important

John Cummings (talk) 12:51, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

  Added — Newslinger talk 11:42, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 1 February 2019Edit (talk) 00:56, 1 February 2019 (UTC)
  Not done Please specify the changes you want done. Thegooduser Life Begins With a Smile :) 🍁 00:57, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

Update MetricsEdit

Facebook has recently published their Q4 results. This concludes all the information needed for the company's 2018 financial year.

Can somebody please update the Revenue, Profit, and Monthly Active User count?

(Maybe add a Daily Active User metric as well)

Source: — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cardyak (talkcontribs) 09:10, 1 February 2019 (UTC)

On February 4, 2004, Zuckerberg launched " the service.Edit

typo (talk) 15:05, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

In May 2018 at F8, the company anno,unced itEdit

typo — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:11, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 February 2019Edit

Does not include enough info about Mark Zucekrburg. 2600:1700:F3C0:B680:7845:3A87:274F:18ED (talk) 01:02, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Mark Zuckerberg has his own article; he is not the primary subject of this article, which is about Facebook as a whole.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 06:17, 18 February 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 6 March 2019Edit (talk) 18:15, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
  Not done: No actionable request.  Spintendo  18:22, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Someone needs to jump on documenting whether or not Facebook has shut itself down in response to the college admissions scandal. I mean, at least until Zuckerberg also hacks Wikipedia and shuts it down for permitting messages like this one. - Joshua Clement Broyles — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:38, 13 March 2019 (UTC)


Would a section with a history of outages (at least ones reported reported in the news) be appropriate? jrun (talk) 20:07, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

No, per WP:NOTNEWS and WP:10YT. This has also happened at YouTube and Twitter. If the outage is brief, it isn't worth mentioning.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 06:34, 14 March 2019 (UTC)

Possible MergeEdit

It has been proposed that Caryn Marooney be merged into this article. Interested editors may discuss at Talk:Caryn_Marooney#Merger proposal. Best, Barkeep49 (talk) 16:59, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

I'll try to add the mergefrom template for that... Wefa (talk) 17:51, 28 March 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 March 2019Edit

Whatsapp Hack होने से कैसे बचाए (talk) 08:07, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

  Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. NiciVampireHeart 09:26, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Christchurch mass murder livestream EditEdit

The revision of my edit looks like an attempt to whitewash on behalf of Facebook. This is a topic that has been the subject of lots of comment in the legitimate media. I cited CNN and my edit was factual.Wickifrank (talk) 16:06, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

I reverted this edit because the wording was too simplistic and lacked WP:NPOV. Yes, the 17 minute video of the Christchurch mosque shootings started out as a live streamed video on Facebook Live. However, as the article there says, "According to Facebook, the original video from the attacker had been viewed fewer than 200 times before the service was notified of its content, and had been viewed 4,000 times before it was removed. Removal occurred within minutes of notification, with Facebook creating a digital hash fingerprint to detect further uploads; however by this point the video had been propagated on other sites." Facebook tried hard to stop the material from appearing on its own website, but could not control how it was redistributed on other websites, eg 4chan, LiveLeak etc which are nothing to do with Facebook. To say that Facebook "permitted" the video to be shown is somewhat misleading. If they had known that it was going to be a video of a mass shooting with 50 people ending up dead, they would obviously not have permitted it. In this BBC News story, Rory Cellan-Jones says "Facebook seems to have acted pretty swiftly in the circumstances and it is striking that it was an 8chan user who made the video go viral. But the real question is whether it was sensible to give between two and three billion people instant access to a live broadcasting platform Facebook must have known would be impossible to moderate in real time." Fair point. This quote from Mark Zuckerberg from April 2016 now looks very prophetic: "Because it’s live, there is no way it can be curated," he said. "And because of that it frees people up to be themselves. It’s live; it can’t possibly be perfectly planned out ahead of time. Somewhat counterintuitively, it’s a great medium for sharing raw and visceral content."[3] So was it a mistake for Facebook to allow live streamed videos without any prior checking of what they might contain? Perhaps, as the CNN article says, but the wording needs to make clear that Facebook was caught with its pants down over the Christchurch video, rather having a deliberate policy flaw that let it happen. I'm not against mentioning the Christchurch shooting, but the wording needs to be clear about what happened. There is some more detail about how Facebook responded after the video was posted in this BBC News article, which says that "No reports about the graphic content in the live stream were made until 12 minutes after it ended".--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 17:00, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Things do not have to be complicated to be in Wikipedia. Indeed if something can be explained simply it is often likely to be accurately described. It expressed no view of Facebook's actions - it only described them, whereas the the apologists for the company do express such opinions. I will redraft my edit and include a reference to the Wikipedia article on the Christchurch murders. That article seems to have been heavily edited by apologists for social media companies and I am not going to get involved with it. To completely delete any reference to Facebook's role in providing a propaganda platform for a fascist murderer is certainly whitewashing (an appropriate term given the act in New Zealand) if not vandalism. Wickifrank (talk) 16:12, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

As I've said, the article here probably should mention the Christchurch shootings, but there is a need to stick to WP:NPOV. The tone of the media coverage is not that it was entirely Facebook's fault that this happened, but that there are problems with moderating live streams in real time.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 17:42, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 11 April 2019Edit

Ail baba (talk) 22:01, 11 April 2019 (UTC)
  Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format and provide a reliable source if appropriate. NiciVampireHeart 22:08, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 18 April 2019Edit

Including the 's' in the word 'tablets' into the link. In the paragraph starting mentioning Facebook's service. Currently there is a stray 's' not included in the link to the tablet computers Wikipedia page. DanJCowell (talk) 18:35, 18 April 2019 (UTC)

  DoneAmmarpad (talk) 09:03, 20 April 2019 (UTC)
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