Whenever things go wrong, just change your name!
That’s Mark Zuckerberg’s plan anyway.
It’s been reported that social media giant Facebook plans to change its name after numerous scandals have tarnished company ethos and ruined morale. Whistleblowers of all striped have exposed the social media company’s wrongdoings, alerting the American people of just how insidious the behind the scenes operations really are.
According to sources with direct knowledge of the situation, Facebook plans to completely rebrand the company next week. The social media giant reportedly plans to change its company name to focus on its development of the “metaverse” online world.
It’s expected that CEO Mark Zuckerberg will discuss the name change at the company’s annual Connect conference on October 28, but could announce the change sooner. The move is reportedly part of Facebook’s efforts to display its ambition outside of social media.
The Facebook app will still exist, but will act as a product under a parent company, like Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus are currently to Facebook. Facebook reportedly has more than 10,000 employees developing consumer hardware such as augmented reality glasses that Zuckerberg believes will soon become as important and commonly used as the modern smartphone.
A major Facebook rebrand could also help to separate the company’s focus on futuristic tech like the metaverse from the scrutiny that Facebook’s social media platforms face.
Facebook has dealt with a number of scandals in recent weeks based after a number of damning claims were made about the tech giant based on a multiple leaked internal documents. Former Facebook employees have confirmed the findings in the leaked documents, claiming the social media giant exhibited numerous censorship tactics, favoritism, and engaged in left-wing bias.
Amidst all of this, Facebook then suffered its longest outage in years with all services going offline for over six hours.
On top of everything, a startling report emerged earlier this month exposing Facebook’s dedication to Democrat politics. Internal financial documents revealed that Zuckerberg allocated nearly $1 million in 2020 to advocate for Democrat politicians.
Are you paying attention yet?
Other tech giants have similarly changed their company organization and naming schemes, like Google and Alphabet in 2015.
The new name for Facebook is not yet known, but we can rest assured knowing they will still engage in censorship, still peddle misinformation and propaganda, and still remain dedicated to the Democrat (Socialist) Party.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney