“What is Facebook? We can talk about its scale: Population-wise, it’s larger than any single country; in fact, it’s bigger than any continent besides Asia. At 2 billion members, ‘monthly active Facebook users’ is the single largest non-biologically sorted group of people on the planet after ‘Christians’ — and, growing consistently at around 17 percent year after year, it could surpass that group before the end of 2017 and encompass one-third of the world’s population by this time next year. Outside China, where Facebook has been banned since 2009, one in every five minutes on the internet is spent on Facebook; in countries with only recently high rates of internet connectivity, like Myanmar and Kenya, Facebook is, for all intents and purposes, the whole internet.” NY Mag’s Max Read with a very interesting overview of the size, scope, and power of Facebook. Does Even Mark Zuckerberg Know What Facebook Is?

+ How powerful is tech these days? If the Vanity Fair new establishment list is any indication, very powerful. It’s a clean sweep at the top.

+ NYT: Facebook’s Russia-Linked Ads Came in Many Disguises. And from Recode: Facebook is hiring another 1,000 people to review and remove ads.