Facebook Has a New Mission

Over the past decade, Facebook's mission has been to make the world more open and connected. Going forward, however, its goal is to "give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together," Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday. Facebook will continue working to "give people a voice and help people connect," but this new mission statement takes things a step further. "Our society is still divided," Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post. "I believe we have a responsibility to do even more. "We have to build a world where every single person has a sense of purpose and community," the Facebook co-founder wrote. Zuckerberg's latest post comes as Facebook today also announced some new features designed to help admins grow and manage their groups. Facebook will also now show admins real-time metrics about their group, including the times that members are most engaged. The process of accepting new users should be less time consuming going forward. Admins can now remove a person and the content they created within the group -- including posts, comments and other people they added to the community -- in one step.

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Facebook Has a New Mission

Over the past decade, Facebook’s mission has been to make the world more open and connected. Going forward, however, its goal is to “give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together,” Mark Zuckerberg announced Thursday.

Facebook will continue working to “give people a voice and help people connect,” but this new mission statement takes things a step further.

“Our society is still divided,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post. “I believe we have a responsibility to do even more. It’s not enough to simply connect the world.”

He went on to say that the “greatest opportunities and challenges” of the next generation — things like “ending poverty, curing diseases, stopping climate change, spreading freedom and tolerance [and] stopping violence” — will only be solved collaboratively, when groups and nations work together. Change, he added, has to start locally.

“We have to build a world where every single person has a sense of purpose and community,” the Facebook co-founder wrote. “That’s how we’ll bring the world closer together.”

Zuckerberg also wrote about the importance of community in a nearly 6,000-word letter

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