Facebook Is Putting Us All on the Map

Whether we like it or not

Faine Greenwood
OneZero
Published in
8 min readJul 29, 2019

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One of Facebook’s continent-spanning population density maps. Credit: Facebook

2019 has been a distinctly dramatic year for Facebook. Since January, the social media behemoth has been hit with a $5 billion fine for privacy violations and remains embroiled in U.S. antitrust investigations. In June, the company announced the release of Libra, its very own form of cryptocurrency, sparking criticism and speculation around the world.

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Faine Greenwood
OneZero

researches drone technology in humanitarian aid, writes about tech, drones, mapping, aid, and politics, draws weird pictures sometimes