[dropcap]F[/dropcap]acebook’s social network now has two billion monthly active users — about a quarter of the world’s population and more than half of the people on the Internet.
It’s the first social network to connect that many people. Google’s YouTube recently announced it has 1.5bn logged-in users a month, while Facebook’s Instagram has 700m and Twitter has 328m.
Facebook is reaching the milestone just a few days after co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg declared that simply adding more people to the social network isn’t enough.
He outlined a new mission for the Menlo Park, California-based company, centred on helping people build strong bonds, in response to isolationist and nationalist movements around the world.
“We’re making progress connecting the world, and now let’s bring the world closer together,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page Tuesday. — Reported by Sarah Frier, (c) 2017 Bloomberg LP