Facebook is on the cusp of becoming an adult. Privacy, monopoly and loss of appeal for new users. Inability to control what is posted on your platform.
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, isn't the only one who has experienced the problems that have plagued him. The great Cambridge Analytica crisis, which shook Palo Alto (California), United States' foundations, is gone.
This is yet another nightmare for the great social network. Frances Haugen, an ex-employe of the company, decried "the bad practices" of the social network in a speech before the United States Senate earlier this month. Haugen claimed that the content caused psychological and emotional harm to children and teens.
He said in the Upper House that "Facebook harms kids." Haugen endorsed those charges in the United Kingdom a few weeks later. These statements were accompanied by hundreds of documents, baptized Facebook Papers (or The Facebook Papers in Spanish).
A consortium of American media conducted an investigation into the business of the social networking site. These documents warn Facebook that its own design increases the harmful messages.
These documents reveal that Facebook is now a social network for boomers in the language of the youngest.
Already, the number of teenager users has fallen 13% since 2019, and forecasts indicate a large hole, with a gradual loss in the range of 45% over two years. This is enough to decrease the total.
Facebook must now add to these problems the US authorities' investigations into Facebook Universe, which continues to be considered a great monopoly.
Facebook's founder brought together many companies under one umbrella. Today, they are among the most popular on the planet. We must also add proper names like Instagram or WhatsApp to the list. The FCT, which regulates competition in the US sees this conglomerate as a negative.