Facebook is reportedly working on a Clubhouse copy

Facebook is reportedly working on a Clubhouse copy

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Facebook, a company known for ripping its ideas from competitors, has reportedly set its sights on social audio. The New York Timesreports today that the company is working on a copycat of Clubhouse, the buzzy invite-only social audio startup. The Times reports the product is in the “early stages of development,” so it’s unclear if and when it might launch.

The news comes only five days after CEO Mark Zuckerberg joined Clubhouse and participated in a room to talk about the future of augmented and virtual reality. His presence on the app was shocking, given it’s a new social network, so the fact that Facebook might now be cloning Clubhouse is no surprise. The company has already done so with multiple other apps, including, most…

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