Facebook canceled all major offline events until June 2021

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The social network Facebook canceled all offline events planned for June 2021 with over 50 participants. This decision was made because of the ongoing pandemic of the coronavirus Covid-19.

As Facebook founder and head, Mark Zuckerberg said on his page, the company also extended the remote work mode for most employees at least until the end of May. According to him, this regime is designed to protect both workers from home and employees who still need to visit Facebook offices. In particular, we are talking about some moderators who check the content published by users.

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According to The Verge, the announced cancellation of events affects the Oculus Connect 7 conference on virtual reality. The event was supposed to be held in the fall in the city of San Jose (California), but now it will be fully hosted online. In compensation, Facebook will donate $ 500,000 to the city. The restriction also applies to the next Facebook F8 conference (the company has already canceled the traditional spring conference this year).


Recall, earlier, Microsoft announced that it plans to conduct online all internal and public events until July 2021. This decision by Microsoft executives means that in September, a conference for Microsoft Ignite developers will be held online. The presence of the corporation at the Taiwanese Computex 2020 exhibition, which was postponed to September due to the pandemic, will also be virtual. Microsoft will not be exhibiting at CES in Las Vegas next year and will host its Build conference online, as it did this year.