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Social Connectedness Index

How do we make the world more connected? Core Data Science and academic partners are measuring the strength of friendships between areas in the Social Connectedness Index. By sharing anonymized and aggregated data on Facebook friendships, policymakers and researchers can learn more about disease spread and migration patterns....

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Diversity and Unity of India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Facebook's Menlo Park campus this Sunday. In a recent address to the nation on the occasion of India’s 69th Independence Day, Modi said that “the vastness and the diversity of India is always talked about . . . and India derives its strength from this diversity, simplicity and unity in every part of the country.” For a country with more than 1.2 billion people, about 780 languages and 29 states, India’s diversity in culture, geography, and people is truly remarkable.