Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement about the rebranding of Facebook with the name Meta received mocking reactions on social media, when surfers from Israel did not miss the opportunity to declare that “Facebook is dead”.
At Facebook’s annual programmers’ event, which took place on Thursday, CEO Zuckerberg provided the company’s new vision, led by the rebranding under the name “Meta.” Which integrates with the realistic universe.
Zuckerberg noted that the popular widgets of Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Oculus will continue to operate under their usual names, but they will not be at the center but will be integrated into the new vision.
The choice of the new name immediately received mocking reactions from Israeli surfers who noted the similarity in Hebrew between “meta” and “dead”, and the bites in Israel also made headlines in leading media such as the BBC and the Guardian.
“Do not worry, we are on it,” the ZAKA organization declared. “In Hebrew, the meaning of Meta means ‘dead’. The Jewish community will laugh at this name for many years to come, “tweeted communications and technology researcher Dr. Nirit Weiss-Ballet.
Some surfers joked that the new name sounded like Sam, others created their own new design for the chosen logo. The rebranding comes amid one of the most difficult periods on Facebook, with the network collapsing for six hours earlier this month and growing public criticism of the company’s handling of misinformation on the network and allegations of alleged encouragement of violence and social rifts, according to documents leaked by Frances Hogen, a former product manager. .
On Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, the politicians fighting for Facebook’s great power have not been impressed by the change. Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Oxio-Cortez tweeted that Meta is “a cancer for democracy that is spreading to a global surveillance and propaganda machine to strengthen tyrannical regimes and destroy civil society … for profit.”
Senator Richard Blumenthal, who is leading an investigation against Facebook in the Senate, tweeted: “You can run away, but not hide, Facebook. With