Meta is in Trouble
(By: Mike .. Date:2022-02-05 08:01:59)

6 Reasons Meta Is in Trouble

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

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By Mike Isaac

Mike Isaac, who reports from the San Francisco Bay Area, has covered Facebook for more than a decade.

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.