The speculations about the new Facebook company name are true, and now we have the official announcement.
Mark Zuckerberg accounted that the new company’s name is ‘’Meta’’,
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— CNBC (@CNBC) October 28, 2021
I think that the choice is bizarre, but Zuckerberg has decided. Below you can see the video of his explanation about what he defines as ‘’The Metaverse.’’
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explains his “Metaverse” virtual world concept, which he says is about “connecting with people.” pic.twitter.com/24YZk5ag5J
— The Recount (@therecount) October 28, 2021
Facebook rebrands to Meta pic.twitter.com/H9nZS8323c
— Wario64 (@Wario64) October 28, 2021
WAPO: Facebook changing name to Meta as it focuses on virtual world
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) October 28, 2021
The Associated Press stated that it is a distraction from the problems the company faces.
Skeptics point out that it also appears to be an attempt to change the subject from the Facebook Papers, a leaked document trove that has revealed the ways Facebook ignored internal reports and warnings of the harms its social network created or magnified across the world”