6 Reasons that Meta is in Trouble

The company formerly known as Facebook has hit major turbulence as it suffered its biggest one-day wipeout ever.

Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, suffered its biggest one-day wipeout ever on Thursday as its stock plummeted 26 percent and its market value plunged by more than $230 billion.

Its crash followed a dismal earnings report on Wednesday, when Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive, laid out how the company was navigating a tricky transition from social networking toward the so-called virtual world of the metaverse. On Thursday, a company spokesman reiterated statements from its earnings announcement and declined to comment further.

Here are six reasons that Meta is in a difficult spot.

  • User growth has hit a ceiling.

The salad days of Facebook’s wild user growth are over.

Even though the company on Wednesday recorded modest gains in new users across its so-called family of apps — which includes…read more

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