It has been 15 years since a 19-year-old college student launched a website that would go on to define and dominate the internet era. 

The social network, originally called TheFacebook, is now used by almost a third of the world’s population and its most recent figures show that it’s continuing to grow.

A series of scandals in recent years has resulted in calls for Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to be subpoened, while others believe he should step down as CEO. 

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Yet under Mr Zuckerberg’s guidance, the company continues to evolve into arguably the most successful company of the internet era.

With revenue of around $55 billion in 2018, Facebook would be the 76th wealthiest country in the world.

So how did a dorm room project go on to be one of the world’s largest technology companies? Here are 15 moments that defined Facebook.

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