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Facebook At Harvard: Predicting Zuck's Future Where It All Began

With rumblings that young people are disenchanted with the social network, a reporter visits the Harvard University campus where Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook 10 years ago.

Harvard University's Widener Library
Harvard University's Widener Library
Tina Kaiser

CAMBRIDGE — Like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg before him, red-haired Alexander Eldeib, 18, is studying computer science at Harvard University. He describes himself as a computer nerd and says he too would like to create his own Internet company.

The girl sitting across from him in a café near the university campus says: "Oh God, no, he’s not my boyfriend. We’re just studying together."

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Two Ukrainian soldiers at a military base on the outskirts of the separatist region of Donetsk

Lisa Berdet, Lila Paulou, Anne-Sophie Goninet and Bertrand Hauger

👋 Halito!*

Welcome to Wednesday, where the first war crimes trial against a Russian soldier since Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine gets underway in Kyiv, Kim Jong-un slams North Korean officials’ response to the coronavirus outbreak and Mexico’s National Registry of Missing People reaches a grim milestone. Meanwhile, Ukrainian news outlet Livy Bereg looks at the rise of ethnic separatism across Russia’s federal regions.

[*Choctaw, Native American]

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