From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Former good article Facebook was one of the Social sciences and society good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
News This article has been mentioned by a media organisation:

Grammar Mistake ?[edit]

In March 2012, Facebook announced App Center, an store selling applications that operate via the site.

Thanks for pointing it out. I have fixed the mistake. Bilorv (talk) 21:14, 24 May 2014 (UTC)

Details about Facebook Bug Bounty program[edit]

This article must contain more details and records about Facebook Bug Bounty program and so requesting to grant permission to edit this article.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Premcharan2011 (talkcontribs) 10:50, 3 June 2014

  • X mark.svg Not done: Raising an issue for attention is fine, but when making a formal edit request you should provide "a complete and specific description of the request, that is, specify what text should be removed and a verbatim copy of the text that should replace it. "Please change X" is not acceptable and will be rejected; the request must be of the form "please change X to Y"." --McGeddon (talk) 09:54, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

It would be more informative if a new section on "Facebook Bug Bounty Program" is added to this article with the below content:

<content> "Facebook started paying researchers who find and report security bugs by issuing them custom branded “White Hat” debit cards that can be reloaded with funds each time the researchers discover new flaws. “Researchers who find bugs and security improvements are rare, and we value them and have to find ways to reward them,” Ryan McGeehan, former manager of Facebook’s security response team, told CNET in an interview. “Having this exclusive black card is another way to recognize them. They can show up at a conference and show this card and say ‘I did special work for Facebook.’” India, which has the second largest number of bug hunters in the world, tops the Facebook Bug Bounty Program with the largest number of valid bugs. "Researchers in Russia earned the highest amount per report in 2013, receiving an average of $3,961 for 38 bugs. India contributed the largest number of valid bugs at 136, with an average reward of $1,353. The USA reported 92 issues and averaged $2,272 in rewards. Brazil and the UK were third and fourth by volume, with 53 bugs and 40 bugs, respectively, and average rewards of $3,792 and $2,950", Facebook quoted in a post. </content>

I could make a better editing with reference to this article page on the above mentioned topic if editing permission is granted. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Premcharan2011 (talkcontribs) 16:05, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 3 June 2014[edit]

I want to add a new sub topic's on facebook. W32TAA (talk) 16:07, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — {{U|Technical 13}} (etc) 16:39, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Request to add the latest controversy surrounding Facebook's acceptance of payment to run advertisements promoting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad under the "Criticisms and Controversies" section[edit]

On June 2, 2014, Facebook was criticised for accepting money to advertise the election campaign page of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. <ref></ref> Facebook responded to attacks saying that the ad campaigns had been taken down. <ref></ref> Activists called on Facebook to donate any revenue they received for the advertisements to organisations helping Syrian children. Facebook declined to comment on whether it had any intention of donating any money made off the ads.<ref></ref>

Bissan89 (talk) 19:43, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Censorship in Facebook[edit]

I have seen that there exists an article about censorship of Facebook. I think we should also write something about censorship in Facebook, that is, that Facebook for example blocks certain links in posts. When for example trying to post a message with a link to this video in it, Facebook won't let you post it, and displays the message

You can't post this because it has a blocked link
The content you're trying to share includes a link that our security systems detected to be unsafe:

Please remove this link to continue.

If you think you're seeing this by mistake, please let us know.

which is suppression of speech (since this specific video is a podcast), hence a form of censorship.

If Facebook is censoring more than this we could write about that too. —Kri (talk) 01:54, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

I saw that there already was a similar section here: Criticism of Facebook#Censorship controversies. We should probably write about this kind of censorship there. I still feel that something about censorship should also be written in the section Facebook#Criticisms and controversies, though. —Kri (talk) 02:09, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Grammar Error[edit]


Great article! Here's a grammatical error I found in the section "Political Impact":

become the primary tool for connecting all protesters, which lead the Egyptian government of Prime Minister Nazif to ban Facebook

  • It should be "led"

OCMomma (talk) 16:24, 28 June 2014 (UTC)OCMomma

YesY Fixed. Bilorv (Talk)(Contribs) 20:04, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Minor edit[edit]

I think "reaching a peak market capitalization of $104 billion"

Should be "reaching an original peak market capitalization of $104 billion"

Currently it now has a market cap of $175b so $104b was not the peak market cap.

Semi-protected edit request on 20 July 2014[edit] (talk) 21:09, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Red question icon with gradient background.svg Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. Cannolis (talk) 21:45, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

"Most popular accounts" and "Fastest-growing accounts" subsections[edit]

I revised these two subsections today, as they were being used as promotional tools for celebrities in the lists and were not encyclopedic presentations of data. I will keep a continual eye on this, as the section is being updated in an ongoing manner—any help is of course appreciated.--Soulparadox (talk) 10:10, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Date Founded and Image Caption[edit]

The article mentions the founding date as being February 4th, 2004 in the article, but lists the "Date Founded" as May 25th 1956. Image caption is also misleading - 'Facebook, Inc is giving away free lapt0p'. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:11, 21 August 2014 (UTC)


Facebook does require proof of age and Identity after failed attempts to login. This is done by asking for a government (Student or license) ID with a photo.[1] Matthew AdamFrancis (talk) 09:21, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^