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31 May 12 Facebook chooses Opera over Chrome for recommended browser

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Let the conspiracy theories begin.

Facebook has apparently booted Google’s Chrome browser off of its supported browser list, instead highlighting Opera, according to Favbrowser, which managed to cache a page with the note (the page no longer appears).

The switch is particularly poignant with speculation flaring up that Facebook is interested in acquiring Opera. Facebook, meanwhile, has long considered Google a competitor in the social arena.

Sitting alongside Opera in the supported browser list is Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Mozilla’s

It’s unclear whether the move has any meaning, or what that meaning may be. Regardless of the switch, Facebook still runs normally using the Chrome browser.

CNET contacted Facebook for comment, and we’ll update the story when we get a response.

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