Facebook report says it adds more than $200 billion to global economy

With 1.35 billion users of its Internet social network, Facebook Inc would rank as the world’s second-most populous nation if it were a country.While its users may populate only a virtual country, Facebook says it generates a lot of real economic activity – $227 billion (150 billion pound) worth of economic impact and 4.5 million jobs in 2014, according to a new study by consulting firm Deloitte & Touche that Facebook commissioned.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/01/20/uk-facebook-report-idUKKBN0KT0LZ20150120Also see:Facebook report says it adds more than $200 billion to global economy, $7b to Australia
With 1.35 billion users of its Internet social network, Facebook would rank as the world’s second-most populous nation if it were a country.While its users may populate only a virtual country, Facebook says it generates a lot of real economic activity – $US227 billion ($277 billion) worth of economic impact and 4.5 million jobs in 2014, according to a new study by consulting firm Deloitte & Touche that Facebook commissioned.
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