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Why the Facebook owner’s shares are in freefall

By Dan Milmo

03 Feb 2022 · 3 min read

Mark Zuckerberg’s social media empire felt the full force of investors’ concerns about its growth prospects on Thursday, as the revelation of Facebook’s first-ever drop in daily users helped trigger a selloff, with shares down by a quarter.

Here are some key points to help explain the selloff, which has wiped about $220bn (£162bn) off Meta’s market value.

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