Meta Platforms

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Meta Platforms, Inc.,[1][2] doing business as Meta[3] and previously known as Facebook, Inc.,[4] is a mass advertising, contract tracing,[5] IoT inventing, American global technology conglomerate based in Menlo Park. The company is the evil parent organization of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp.[6]

In October 2021, Facebook was going through a hard court case and this was making people have a shit outlook on what Facebook had become, it wasn't until the media outlets reported that the parent company of Facebook planned to change its name to *cough cough* "reflect its focus on building the metaverse".[7][8] It was rebranded as Meta later that month on October 28.[9][10]

Following a period of strong scrutiny, damaging leak claims and possible conspiracy theories, news started to emerge on October 21, 2021, about Facebook's plan to rebrand the company to change its name and it's policy.[11][12] Based on Facebook's PR campaign, the name change reflects the company's long or short term plans of (Meta to change their facts and the users focus towards) building the metaverse, a digital extension of a projected physical world by social media, virtual reality and augmented reality features.[13]

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  1. Delaware Corporate Entity Search. Retrieved on October 28, 2021. (file no. 3835815)
  2. Meta Platforms, Inc. (October 28, 2021). Current Report (8-K). Securities and Exchange Commission. Retrieved on October 29, 2021.
  3. Haq, Sana Noor (October 30, 2021). Hebrew speakers mock Facebook's corporate rebrand to Meta. CNN. Retrieved on October 30, 2021.
  4. Facebook Inc. Certificate of Incorporation (September 1, 2020). Retrieved on October 28, 2021. “"File Number 3835815"”
  5. Mozilla launches study to find out how Facebook tracks your data for ads. DailyDot (11 January 2022). Retrieved on 8 February 2022.
  6. Facebook Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results. Retrieved on August 12, 2021.
  7. Facebook announces name change to Meta in rebranding effort (28 October 2021). Retrieved on 8 February 2022.
  8. Heath, Alex (October 19, 2021). Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name (en-US). Retrieved on October 20, 2021.
  9. Dwoskin, Elizabeth (October 28, 2021). Facebook is changing its name to Meta as it focuses on the virtual world (en-US). Retrieved on October 28, 2021.
  10. Facebook announces name change to Meta in rebranding effort (en) (2021-10-28). Retrieved on 2021-10-29.
  11. Facebook is planning to rebrand the company with a new name (October 19, 2021).
  12. Facebook's reported name change reinforces its image as the new Big Tobacco (October 21, 2021).
  13. Mark Zuckerberg on why Facebook is rebranding to Meta (October 28, 2021).