9 May 2013

FACT CHECK: Is Facebook Really Losing Users?

You may have heard that Facebook has lost millions of users in a short period of time and that its growth has halted. Not true.

Here are the facts. Facebook itself released numbers for Q1 2013 during its earnings report Wednesday. Daily active users, monthly active users, mobile active users -- they're all up. In fact, there's been double-digit growth in all of those categories year-over-year. Facebook now has 195 million users in the U.S. alone.

A post from The Guardian trumpeted a headline earlier this week "Facebook loses 10 million US users"; the headline has been changed to say "drop in US users." The report cited research firm Nielsen and explained:

Facebook has lost 10 million users in the US and seen no growth in monthly visitors in the UK over the past year, according to data from market research firm Nielsen.

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