Why Zuckerberg’s claim he started Facebook over the Iraq War is complete B.S.

Earlier this month, while laying out his vision for free speech, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed that the social media platform was created to give a voice to people amid the tensions of the Iraq War. The only problem with that claim? It doesnt match up with what anything hes said in the pastand people have been calling him out on it. Zuckerberg gave this bit of revisionist history when making a speech at Georgetown University. Back when I was in college, our country had just gone to war in Iraq. The mood on our campus was disbelief. A lot of people felt like we were acting without hearing a lot of important perspectives, Zuckerberg said. The toll on soldiers, …

Facebook plans to launch ‘GlobalCoin’ cryptocurrency in 2020

Mark Zuckerberg met governor of Bank of England last month to discuss decision Facebook is planning to launch its own cryptocurrency in early 2020, allowing users to make digital payments in a dozen countries. The currency, dubbed GlobalCoin, would enable Facebooks 2.4 billion monthly users to change dollars and other international currencies into its digital coins. The coins could then be used to buy things on the internet and in shops and other outlets, or to transfer money without needing a bank account. Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of Facebook, last month met the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, to discuss the plans, let users transfer money using WhatsApp, its encrypted mobile-messaging app. Payments is …