By  on April 27, 2016

It looks like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is achieving his long-term objective of getting the world’s population on Facebook — and getting more viewers for its advertisers in the process.

Facebook’s first-quarter earnings nearly tripled to $1.5 billion, or 52 cents a diluted share, from $509 million, or 18 cents, a year earlier. That was driven by a 51.9 percent increase in revenues for the quarter, to $5.4 billion, the vast majority of which comes from advertising.

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