Google — Google Maps in particular — has come to represent a sort of ad-hoc international political body. The manner in which it recognizes borders and territories carries no official weight, but lots of practical weight: its changes are instant, and hundreds of millions of people interact with Google Maps on a regular basis.
Google has not yet returned a request for comment.
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