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Facebook in the Crosshairs: Berlin Hoping to Tighten the Reins on Social Media Giants

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Mark Zuckerberg spent Thursday evening doing what he likes best: talking about “the next version of the internet.” Speaking at the opening of an annual Facebook conference, the company founder gushed about his newest project, the “metaverse.” It is a place, he says, where physical reality will meld with virtual life, where people will work as avatars, go to concerts, play games, speak to each other or even teleport themselves to a place they’ve always wanted to go.

The detour into the future was likely just what Zuckerberg needed. The present for Facebook, after all, isn’t particularly enjoyable. The company – which is now changing its name to Meta – is mired …

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