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This article was published on February 7, 2022

Can you imagine a world without Facebook and Instagram?

We gaze into the abyss so you don't have to


Can you imagine a world without Facebook and Instagram?
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Meta made a chilling statement in its annual report: Facebook and Instagram may shut down in Europe if the company isn’t able to store and process data from the union’s users on US-based servers.

Now, this piece isn’t looking into the background of this event — or the fact Big Zuck has made this threat before.

Instead, it’s just a simple thought experiment where we imagine what the world would look like without Facebook and Instagram.

And, in my mind? It’ll be probably be something like this:

Simpsons world without lawyers
If there’s one thing the world needs, it’s more social networks. Image: 20th Century Fox

The horror, friends, the horror. Let’s come together and pray scenes like this never happen.

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