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Facebook has reached two billion users

Facebook has reached another milestone, announcing that it now has more than two billion users.

Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said the new marker was reached early on Tuesday.

He said in a Facebook post that he is proud of the role his company is playing in connecting people around the world.

More than 175 million people declare they "love" something on the site daily and an average of more than 800 million people hit Facebook's like button, the company said.

Facebook users are likely to see a personalised video celebrating the milestone in the next few days.

The company, based in Menlo Park, California, is putting more emphasis on creating virtual communities within the site while it is also working to reduce violent, hateful and misleading content on the service.

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