How maps confirm anti-migrant bias

‘Battlefield maps’ show continent under attack from hostile invaders.

See, maps have a problem. They appear neutral, objective, authoritative. But that’s exactly all that they’re not. Each map reflects the many choices the cartographer has made, consciously or not, both in terms of content and form.

And so, without us even noticing it, maps can confirm bias, entrench prejudice and perpetuate injustice.

https://bigthink.com/strange-maps/migrant-maps-confirm-bias


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