Facebook delays new product rollout – WSJ

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File photo: Taken on March 25, 2020, the figure shows the 3D printed Facebook logo on the keyboard. Reuters / Dado Ruvik / Illustration

October 6, 2021

(Reuters) – Facebook Inc recently delayed the rollout of new products, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

The report says that the executives of the social media company are also doing some work on the existing products. (https://on.wsj.com/3uQEbXF)

Facebook did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Facebook announced last week that it would be rolling out a children’s version of its photo-sharing app Instagram amid growing opposition from US lawmakers and security concerns advocates.

Facebook has been accused in recent weeks when Frances Hogen, who served as the product manager for Facebook’s civil misinformation team, revealed that she was a whistleblower who recently called for supporting a Wall Street Journal investigation. documents were provided. I did

In addition to the trouble, a “misconfiguration change” caused a 6-hour disruption on Monday, denying 3.5 billion users access to social media and messaging services such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.

Facebook’s share price, which fell slightly in afternoon trading, fell nearly 3% this week.

(Reporting by Eva Mathews in Bengaluru; Edited by Shailesh Kuber)

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