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According to Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang, authors of An Ugly Truth, a scathing tell-all on Zuckerberg and his second-in-command, Sheryl Sandberg, the Facebook founder has been troubled for years by three deadly fears: the prospect of hackers breaching the site, his employees being harmed, and the breakup of his empire. 

According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Facebook conducted internal studies over the past three years that examined how Instagram affects its young user base, with the study finding out that teenage girls are the most notably harmed.

These are: Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Eswatini, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Western Sahara and Zimbabwe.

David Marcus, Facebook’s financial services chief and a board member of Diem, argued that the present cash-run economy has left 1.7 billion people “unbanked or underbanked” and still the process is extremely slow.

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Adaora Ikenze, Facebook Head of Public Policy for Anglophone West Africa, said in a statement on Friday that the multinational media platform was working in partnership with the National Primary Health Care Development Agency on the initiative.