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Facebook Might've Just Had The Worst Day In Stock Market History

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Facebook Might've Just Had The Worst Day In Stock Market History
Facebook's shares plunged 19 percent on Thursday, which is reportedly the biggest single-day loss for any public company in history.
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Facebook just had what might be the biggest wipeout in stock market history.

On Thursday, the company's shares plunged 19 percent, which vaporized about $119 billion of its market value. According to Thomson Reuters, this is the biggest single-day loss for any public company in history.

The day before, Facebook released its second-quarter earnings report, which analysts said would give the clearest glimpse yet into how the Cambridge Analytica data breach may have impacted the company. The report showed slower-than-expected user number growth and ad sales.

During a conference call about the earnings report, Facebook's chief financial officer said revenue growth may slow because the company plans to focus on user privacy as well as invest billions into improving safety and security.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.