Facebook’s ‘Meta’ rebrand translates to ‘dead’ in Hebrew; Israelis mock name

Assessment: If the shoe fits … 
Other Twitter users had shared their takes on the name change, with one person writing that “she wanted to open a Facebook account, but told that the website was dead now.”

Another user said that “someone didn’t do their branding and translation research.”

“And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you” Matthew 24:4

Nirit Weiss-Blatt, PhD

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In Hebrew, *Meta* means *Dead* The Jewish community will ridicule this name for years to come. 

The social media company announced the name switch during a news conference on Thursday, where Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the new name seeks to start building the “metaverse,” which is described as a shared virtual environment that hopes to be the next big computing platform.

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