Google redraws the borders on maps depending on who’s looking

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from The Washington Post,

The Silicon Valley firm alters maps under political pressure and the inscrutable whims of tech executives.

Google’s corporate mission is “to organize the world’s information,” but it also bends it to its will. From Argentina to the United Kingdom to Iran, the world’s borders look different depending on where you’re viewing them from. That’s because Google — and other online mapmakers — simply change them.

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