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Facebook changes name to Meta

Facebook has renamed itself to Meta, as part of a significant rebranding effort,

With its expansion beyond social media and into realms like virtual reality, the corporation claims to better “encompass” what it does (VR).

Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp will not be affected by the move; but only the parent business.

An ex-employees, Frances Haugen, had leaked documents, alleging “Profits over safety”; which led to a flurry of unfavourable coverage concerning Facebook’s business practices.

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg announced the new name as he unveiled plans to build a “metaverse”.

Metaverse is an online world where people can game, work and communicate in a virtual environment, often using VR headsets.