Facebook's Q3 Beats Expectations but Focus on Security Will Impact Future Results

Facebook's Q3 Beats Expectations but Focus on Security Will Impact Future Results

Facebook's Q3 Beats Expectations but Focus on Security Will Impact Future Results

Average revenue generated per daily user is at its highest level at around $7.54.

It is both the best of times and the worst of times for Facebook. Video, in particular, will be a key area in the next three years.

In fact, Facebook has emphasised that it is doubling the number of employees dedicated to policing its platform for activities such as child pornography, terrorism or political interference.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday that the company is serious about preventing abuse and that its investments in keeping "problematic content" off its social network will affect its profitability.

Amid the distraction of Facebook's blockbuster earnings this week, the company quietly admitted to hosting more phony accounts than previously revealed. In the third quarter of 2017, Facebook incurred capital expenditure of $1.76bn. Indeed, Facebook said a planned surge in investments in video content to help support the Watch tab is one of the main reasons for its forecast for a 45% to 60% year-over-year increase in operating expenses in 2018. Facebook's advertising policies, however, have been under constant fire over the past few months after the revelation of Russian sponsored ads to induce differences between Americans during the Presidential elections. But he was just as heated about Facebook's steadfastness to prevent this sort of manipulation in the future.

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The Facebook founder expressed his anger at the Russians as they tried to use the platform's tools to "sow mistrust". And they used them to try to undermine our values.

Now, for those who have followed Facebook, you know that when we set our minds to something, we're going to do it. "It may be harder than we realize upfront, it may take longer, and we won't be flawless, but we will get it done", he told investors. We're bringing the same intensity to these security issues that we've brought to any adversary or challenge that we've faced.

Zuckerberg said that his company is working with other tech companies to help identify and respond to new threats as part a much bigger focus on protecting the security and integrity of the platform and the safety of the community.

CEO Mark Zuckerberg resolved the concerns surrounding the company in the opening of its letter to financiers. Quarterly advertisement revenue has more than doubled since 2015, and is rising at more than 40 percent year over year.

It's worth noting that more than 98 percent of Facebook's revenue comes from advertising, 88 percent of which is from mobile devices.

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