Facebook Rapidly Spreading in Iraq During the Last 30 Days

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Before May of this year, Facebook didn’t report numbers on its userbase in Iraq. However, now that it is, the number of active Facebook users in Iraq has grown from just 400 on May 1 to over 45,000 as of today – over 100x growth. Even though it’s likely that Iraqis have been using Facebook before the company started reporting numbers on the country, Facebook’s stats still reflect the site’s increasing spread in the country in recent weeks.

While it’s not apparent what caused such rapid growth in the last month, Facebook has made great strides in language



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