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Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
Research | By Kayla Price

Facebook surpasses 2 billion users

Facebook already hit the staggering metric of having a billion daily active users back in 2015, and it had a billion users overall back in 2012, as NBC Bay Area notes.

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Facebook has passed the 2 billion users milestone, marking a doubling of the number of users in just five years, the company's top boss said Tuesday.

The milestone means that Facebook is still the planet's most popular social network. It's by far the most popular social media network.

By the end of 2016, Facebook had just over 1.86 billion monthly active users, more than a billion of which accessed the site every day. The company added 80 million monthly users in the first few months of the year, as ad revenue popped 51 percent from a year ago.

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'It's so important that we're changing Facebook's whole mission to take this on'.

"There are two billion people connecting and building communities on Facebook every month", she said.

There are as many Facebook users now as there were humans alive in 1927.

Facebook defines hate speech as attacks on people based on their race, sexual orientation and other "protected characteristics". "We're making progress connecting the world", said Zuckerberg, "and now let's bring the world closer together". Tied for third at 1.2 billion is WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, and the Facebook Messenger app.

The firm is launching a personalized video to celebrate bringing the world closer together.

He also wrote, "One guy I met told me he doesn't think city people in Omaha understand rural areas like North Platte or even know they exist".

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