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Facebook: The Black Swan Event

Oct. 05, 2021 1:20 PM ETMeta Platforms, Inc. (META)83 Comments


  • Facebook just suffered a "black swan" event, which raises the question: How safe is Facebook?
  • The tide is turning against Facebook, and the company is facing the pressure of both regulators and consumers.
  • Ultimately, Facebook must adapt or die. Perhaps blockchain could save Facebook, and the internet, one day.

Black swan event

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Yesterday, Facebook Inc.'s (FB) platforms suffered worldwide outages. For 6 hours, the internet stood still, as many pondered what the meaning of life is without Facebook.

This "black swan" event raises some very interesting questions. How "safe" are

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