Friday, May 03, 2013

de facto recognition

isn't that setting a pretty low bar for recognition of a country:
Google is de facto recognizing a state of Palestine. Google spokesman Nathan Tyler said on Friday that Google had decided to change the name of the Palestinian Territories to just "Palestine" in its products.
so all you need to get international recognition is to get google to use the name on its map? google maps also uses the term "northern cyprus." does that mean it grants that country some sort of official recognition? i thought it was "recognized only by turkey!"

google maps even has the republic of molossia. i guess google is resolving all kinds of world conflicts, both real and imaginary!