27 million French people connect to Facebook every day

At the center of many controversies, on the yellow Vests or the processing of data, Facebook remains a service that is extremely popular. 27 million French peop

27 million French people connect to Facebook every day

At the center of many controversies, on the yellow Vests or the processing of data, Facebook remains a service that is extremely popular. 27 million French people connect to it every day, revealed Laurent Solly, head of the social network in France, in an interview with the Sunday Newspaper. This figure has increased by 17% in two years, the date of the previous figures on the audience of Facebook in the country. In comparison, nearly 1.5 billion people in the world log in every day to Facebook.

The social network has also given more precise indications regarding the success of its other applications. Thus, 17 million French people are registered on Instagram, its service photos and videos, registering a high increase of 20% compared to the beginning of 2018, which corresponds to three million additional users. 26 million are also users of Messenger. Laurent Solly has not given precise figures for the hearing of WhatsApp, another messaging application of Facebook in France.

The issue of the yellow Vests

In the world, the social network claims now 2.3 billion users logging in each month to its website or its mobile app, or on Messenger, its main service e-mail. This is without counting the considerable audience of Instagram (1 billion users) and WhatsApp ($1.5 billion). In 2018, the total sales of the galaxy Facebook has reached 55.8 billion dollars, up 37 % year on year, and net income amounted to 22.1 billion dollars.

2019 is a special year for Facebook, and this for several reasons. The social network party this Monday, February 4, fifteen. It comes also through a year in 2018 to be particularly difficult. In the United States and Europe, Facebook has suffered the scandal Cambridge Analytica, highlighting its poor practices in terms of protection of privacy and management of personal data of its users. He also had to demonstrate that it made efforts to combat the misinformation online, especially in the context of the american presidential election of 2016. In France, Facebook has been accused in turn of having amplified or, on the contrary, to have censured the movement of the yellow Vests. "Facebook has neither created nor amplified this movement," said Laurent Solly. "We give the tools for people to express themselves, find themselves and share], but we do not promote any movement."

Updated Date: 05 February 2019, 00:00

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