As Facebook turns 20, a look at how social media has changed modern communication for good and bad

Twenty years ago Sunday, tech whiz Mark Zuckerberg launched what was then called The Facebook, a social networking site designed for Harvard University students.

It wasn’t the first social media site, but in a few years it would become the standard, reshape public discourse and spawn new sites that would change communications and society in general.

APTOPIX Social Media CEOs Testify

From left, Discord CEO Jason Citron, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew, X CEO Linda Yaccarino and Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg are sworn in Wednesday during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on child safety.

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