The change should focus on ‘Building a Metaverse’ planned by Zuckerberg and may help address recent controversies involving the company.
Company, owner of social networks such as WhatsApp and Instagram Facebook The company is studying to change its name in the coming weeks to reflect a new path “in building the metaverse.” A source close to the company gave this information. Mark Zuckerberg To The Verge newspaper. According to the report, the CEO plans to talk about the change at the company’s annual conference on October 28, but did not rule out the possibility of explaining the intention of the name change before that. Aside from the “Metaverse,” which would leave the Facebook name centered only on Zuckerberg’s first-born social network, the change in brand would be a way for the company to distance itself from the controversy surrounding the company’s name. Earlier this month, former employee Frances Haugen testified to the US Senate and spoke about the harmful effects of social media on minors and the interest in the benefits to people’s health. According to The Verge, brand representatives were contacted but declined to talk about a possible change.