As crisis maps become more prominent, it’s increasingly important to consider them as contested spaces, and to take seriously the idea that adversaries will try to manipulate them.

Ethan Zuckerman, senior researcher at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.

Erica Naone, Technology Review. Why Crisis Maps Can Be Risky When There’s Political Unrest: Crisis maps in hostile political situations can let the dictatorial governments, as well as the protesters, see where the action is.

The article reviews what hacktivists and organizations like Ushahidi are doing to tackle security issues as maps are deployed around the globe.

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