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Shares of Facebook parent company Meta tanked on Thursday, plunging to their lowest levels in six years amid a disappointing third quarter and projections of a similarly underwhelming fourth. 

Meta shares closed at roughly $130 on Wednesday and opened Thursday at $98, with shares inching just slightly higher throughout morning trading. 

The drop comes after the company’s third-quarter earnings report, released on Wednesday, showed plunging revenue and profit streams relative to the same quarter last year. 

The earnings report showed the company’s revenue declining 4% year-over-year for Q3 and its “net income,” or profit, plunging 52%. 

The company further predicted a decline in the next quarter as well, projecting “fourth quarter 2022 total revenue to be in the range of $30-32.5 billion,” down from $33 billion during the same quarter last year.

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