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Facebook slows new product rollout, halts some work on existing products: Report

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The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter, that Facebook has been slowing the rollout of new products in recent days.

The report said that the executives of the social media company have also banned some work on the existing products.

Facebook did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

Last week, Facebook said it was blocking the children’s version of its photo-sharing app Instagram, citing security concerns amid growing opposition from US lawmakers and advocacy groups.

Frances Haugen, who served as product manager on the civil misinformation team at Facebook, has come under fire in recent weeks after she revealed she was the whistleblower who recently provided documents under investigation by the Wall Street Journal. Were.

Adding to the troubles, it also experienced a six-hour outage on Monday due to a “faulty configuration change”, blocking its 3.5 billion users from accessing its social media and messaging services such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger.

Facebook shares, which were marginally lower in afternoon trading, are down nearly 3 per cent this week.

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