Facebook Celebrates Its 15th Birthday 🎂
Facebook was launched 15 years ago as a means to connect people, but during the last few years the Granddaddy of Social Media was the major proponent of President Trump’s campaign through bots, fake news & stupid memes that targeted everyone from African American voters to Rednecks who still believe that the earth is flat.
The car horn is great training for the Facebook dislike button.
— Conan O'Brien (@ConanOBrien) November 12, 2015
Facebook turns 15 today. Here's Mark Zuckerberg on how the world has changed, the challenges we've faced, the progress we've made, and where we're going: https://t.co/zm4XPxreWA
— Facebook (@facebook) February 4, 2019
— Eric Alper (@ThatEricAlper) February 4, 2019
Facebook is 15 today. The bloke who painted their first office and chose to get paid in shares instead of cash is now worth over $200m. #HappyBirthdayFacebook
— Andrew Bloch (@AndrewBloch) February 4, 2019
Mark Zuckerberg's sister on his success as Facebook turns 15: "[Mark] has never been phased by what other people think of him … I think we're gonna get a lot more amazing things out of him in the years to come." https://t.co/fJZGiFj7Cp pic.twitter.com/lVu3V3hKja
— CNN (@CNN) February 4, 2019
I visited my facebook wall because it's been a while since I last check it, only to see that freebooting & fakenews is still widespread there…the very same reason I stayed away from it.
— Vince Espartinas (@VinzEspart) February 4, 2019
— Brookings (@BrookingsInst) February 4, 2019
Facebook launched 15 years ago today.
Let's not forget that Russian trolls on Facebook have not only targeted people of color, but made stoking racial tensions one of their top priorities. https://t.co/fXCPUUFzJf
— Mother Jones (@MotherJones) February 4, 2019
Zuckerberg is talking about Facebook like it's 2011 and the Arab Spring just happened. Since then, powerful institutions/governments (like Russia) have figured out how to use social media against people. And FB has become a powerful institution itself. https://t.co/EUCre9JGIy pic.twitter.com/iglAvjsGpb
— Sarah Frier (@sarahfrier) February 4, 2019
Happy 15th Birthday to Facebook!
Let’s make it a goal for your 16th year to put people ahead of profits, protect user data, and stop America’s adversaries from using your platform to manipulate public opinion.
— David Cicilline (@davidcicilline) February 4, 2019