Predictions of the end of Facebook

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Various publications and commentators have offered a range of predictions of the end of Facebook, a social media website established in 2004.

Commentators have predicted Facebook's end for causes including a declining user base,[1][2] legal difficulties of being a closed platform,[3] inability to generate revenue,[3] inability to offer user privacy, inability to adapt to mobile platforms, inability to negotiate with the Chinese government, or Facebook ending itself to present a next generation replacement.[3]

Commentators have predicted Facebook's end for scandals including Facebook's participation in Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections,[4] and the March 2018 Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal.[5][6][7]

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  1. ^ Heaven, Will (14 June 2011). "Is this the beginning of the end for Facebook?". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 14 March 2012.
  2. ^ Worstall, Tim (15 June 2011). "The End of Facebook". Forbes.
  3. ^ a b c Silverman, Matt (13 June 2012). "The End of Facebook: What Will It Take to Kill the King of Social?". Mashable.
  4. ^ Bilton, Nick (27 October 2017). "This Could Be the End of Facebook". Vanity Fair.
  5. ^ Shaw, C. Mitchell (2 April 2018). "Is This the Beginning of the End of Facebook?". The New American. John Birch Society.
  6. ^ Connolly, Marshall (12 April 2018). "Is the end of Facebook near? How regulation could kill the world's largest social network". Catholic Online.
  7. ^ Christie, Caroline (21 March 2018). "Imagining, for the first time, the end of Facebook". Document Journal.