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Facebook must face the laws of this universe before building a ‘metaverse’

Zuckerberg has bigger problems to deal with right now

Parmy Olson

Facebook is planning to change its name to something related to the metaverse, a new digital network for communicating through augmented and virtual reality, according to a report in the The Verge, which cites a source with direct knowledge. Over the weekend, the company said that as part of its metaverse-building efforts, it would hire 10,000 high-skilled jobs in Europe. 

Putting aside the prospects of financial success with this big new platform, which don’t look good, Facebook’s hyper focus on the metaverse right now reflects poor judgment by its management and Mark Zuckerberg in particular. 

Evidence is mounting that Facebook pushes older people towards conspiracy theories and teens towards body issues. Zuckerberg should be focused instead on carrying out the mother of all clean-up jobs: hiring thousands more staff, especially content moderators, to help target the harmful content on its site before building a new one that will deliver the same old problems. ..

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