"While those actions might take time to play out, it is still possible that threatened fines associated with GDPR to Facebook or other sellers of advertising could also have the effect of spooking advertisers into changing how they use data", said Wieser, who thinks the shares should be worth $140 United States - well below Thursday's level.
Zuckerberg's status as one of the wealthiest men on the planet is dropping, and so is his company's worth.
It's official. Facebook just had the biggest stock market wipeout in American history.
It's quite possible that Facebook's shares could recover and continue to climb.
Shares in Facebook plummeted 19 percent to close at $176.26 Thursday, wiping out $100 billion.
Social media giant Facebook, which has weathered storms about privacy and data protection, is now looking at cooler growth following a years-long breakneck pace.
Facebook's grim forecast predicts that margins will be much lower for the next few years due to "more choices around data privacy" as well as currency market predictions and the GDPR, according to a statement made by Facebook CFO David Wehener during the earnings call. While the company posted an earnings beat, revenue was below analysts' guidance as the company raked in $13.23 billion in sales, below the $13.23 billion that analysts were calling for.
In contrast to Facebook, Amazon on Thursday in the USA reported a record profit and forecast plowing past analyst estimates. The CEO's own fortune lost $15.4 billion (€13.2 billion) of its value.
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It was also noted that under the circumstances, the numbers for Facebook could be much worse.
Facebook reported a 42 percent increase in revenue and a 31 percent jump in profits for its second quarter, compared with a year earlier. Turns out, the future matters more than the present when it comes to investor attitudes these days, and Google beat the crap out of analyst expectations excluding the fine, pointing to a stronger than expected outlook.
Nasdaq futures dropped 0.85 per cent late on Wednesday, suggesting the technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite index would fall when trading opens on Thursday morning.
When people sign up with Facebook, they usually make a huge amount of data available to the group.
Facebook's growth is slowing with users in some of its most lucrative markets.
It wasn't since the turn of the century almost two decades ago that anything close to such a huge loss was registered in the U.S.
In September 2000, during the original dot-com bust, Intel lost $91 billion while around the same time Microsoft lost $77 billion in a day.
Even with the stock selloff, Facebook remains massively profitable and has a growth profile traditional media companies would kill for.