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Life’s a meme: Facebook’s new ‘Feed’ gets laughs on Twitter

Nothing escapes the attention of Twitter users. This time, it’s Mark Zuckerberg who has been the subject of internet users’ humorous jibes. Twitter users have once again used memes to deride the new name given to Facebook’s news feed, now simply called “Feed” instead of “News Feed.”

Many were the Twitter users who referenced one of the iconic scenes from the movie “The Social Network,” released in 2010, about the creation of Facebook.

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It shows Sean Parker, creator of Napster played by Justin Timberlake, advising the young Mark Zuckerberg, played by Jesse Eisenberg, to delete the “The” in “The Facebook” and keep only “Facebook” as the name of the social network.

Other critiques have pointed to a simple rebranding of the Meta company designed to help restore its image in the face of countless accusations of misinformation on the platform instead of concretely addressing this issue that discredits the social network: “Yeah, because that’s what’s wrong with Facebook,” commented one user sarcastically.

“Well, that’s certainly easier than dealing with the right-wing propaganda problem in the News Feed. ‘We don’t call it News anymore, not our problem!'” another user added on Twitter, commenting on Facebook’s post, while yet another person continued, “Oh. Neat. 100% chance y’all took out the word ‘news’ to give yourselves a chance at plausible deniability.”

Sentiments that were shared by other internet users, some of whom even announced their departure from the application: “I couldn’t be happier to leave this platform,” said one user, followed by another: “I’ve definitively deleted Facebook in 2020. Everyone should try it. Now there’s something that’s good for your mental health.” JB

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