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‘We Were the Petri Dish’: Facebook’s Shift to Remote Work Leaves Neighbors in a Lurch

The company’s Menlo Park headquarters have shaped the city. So too would an exodus of employees.

The Facebook “like” sign is seen at the entrance to the company’s main campus in Menlo Park, California (October 23, 2019). Photo: Josh Edelson/Getty Images

Facebook may be an online platform, but its physical presence is firmly rooted in Menlo Park, California, where its sprawling headquarters and iconic “1 Hacker




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Staff writer at OneZero covering social platforms, internet communities, and the spread of misinformation online. Previously: VICE

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