After registering, users can create a customized profile revealing information about themselves.They can post text, photos and multimedia which is shared with any other users that have agreed to be their "friend".Facebook is one of the world's most valuable companies.It receives prominent media coverage, including many controversies.These often involve user privacy (as with the Cambridge Analytica data scandal), political manipulation (as with the 2016 U. elections), psychological effects such as addiction and low self-esteem, and content that some users find objectionable, including fake news, conspiracy theories, and copyright infringement.Zuckerberg built a website called "Facemash" in 2003 while attending Harvard University.
The site was sent to several campus group list-servers, but was shut down a few days later by Harvard administration.
On April 15, 2013, Facebook announced an alliance across 19 states with the National Association of Attorneys General, to provide teenagers and parents with information on tools to manage social networking profiles.
Following a campaign by 100 advocacy groups, Facebook agreed to update its policy on hate speech.
is an American online social media and social networking service company based in Menlo Park, California.
It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew Mc Collum, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.