Facebook Has A New Name, Meta!

New Name, Same Game
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook

On Thursday, Facebook announced that it has changed its company name to Meta. The change was announced at the Facebook virtual reality conference.  The new name, Meta,  reflects the company’s growing ambitions outside of social media. Meta is based on the sci-fi term “metaverse.” This rebranding comes on the heels of a massive whistleblower leak revealing Facebook’s unethical practices that have allowed children to be targeted with inappropriate content and hate speech to thrive on the platform.  Recently, Facebook experienced a tech outage for almost 8 hours along with WhatsApp and Instagram. The new name and stickm.er will go into effect starting December 1st.