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Facebook has canceled the in-person portion of F8, the company’s annual developer conference, due to concerns surrounding the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. F8 was originally scheduled to take place on May 5th and May 6th later this year.
Instead, Facebook says that it will replace the main F8 conference with “locally hosted events, videos and live-streamed content.”
The full statement is below:
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In light of the growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person component of F8 this year, in order to prioritize the health and safety of our developer partners, employees and everyone who helps put F8 on. We plan to replace the in-person F8 event with locally hosted events, videos and…