Facebook Users by Country 2022

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Facebook is a US-based social media conglomerate corporation that was founded in 2004 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow Harvard University students, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew Mccollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. With about 2.9 billion monthly active users, Facebook is the most popular social network in the world. Facebook is also considered one of the "Big Five" technology companies alongside Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Amazon. Facebook is also tremendously profitable, with 2020 profits of $32.6 billion USD from total revenue of $85.9 billion USD, most of which came from advertising.

Facebook’s additional products include image-based media sites Instagram and Giphy, messaging apps Messenger and WhatsApp, and VR headset developer Oculus. Facebook acquired Instagram in 2012, WhatsApp and Oculus in 2014, and Giphy in 2020—though a UK regulatory agency soon flagged the Giphy purchase as an anti-competitive move and ordered facebook to sell the company. Also in 2021, Facebook introduced a new overarching umbrella brand, Meta, which it bills as a "social technology" company.

Top 10 Countries with the Highest Number of Facebook Users (2020-2021):

  1. India — 416.6 million
  2. United States — 240.0 million
  3. Indonesia — 176.5 million
  4. Brazil — 139.0 million
  5. Philippines — 91.0 million
  6. Mexico — 78.0 million
  7. Vietnam 75.9 million
  8. Thailand — 58.5 million
  9. Japan — 55.8 million
  10. Pakistan — 49.2 million

India has the highest number of Facebook users in any country in the world, with more than 400 million. This is, in part, due to India’s population of 1.4 billion people being the second-highest in the world behind China. If India’s Facebook users were to form a nation, it would be the fifth-most populated country globally. The United States has the second-highest number of users, with about 240 million. At a population of about 334 million, this means that more than 71% of people in the United States—nearly three out of every four people—are Facebook users. In fact, because Facebook requires users to be age 13 or older to open an account, the true rate of membership is likely even higher.

Facebook censorship around the world

Facebook has grown rapidly worldwide, with almost every country having Facebook users. The platform’s easy access enables people to connect and keep in touch from anywhere in the world more easily than they could before. In democracies, Facebook and other social media platforms help political campaigns, deliver news, organize movements and protests, and more. However, because Facebook accepts most content with little to no moderation, it occasionally finds itself criticized by national governments. In the U.S., Facebook has come under fire for enabling the spread of misinformation, such as during political campaigns and the COVID-19 pandemic. In some cases, countries address misinformation with a content ban. For instance, Austria has laws against denying the holocaust, so any posts that deny the holocaust are banned.

What's more, countries such as China, which exercise strict censorship over the internet, and countries with totalitarian regimes see Facebook's ability to spread information as a threat. Similarly, some countries ruled by strict religious fundamentalists view Facebook as a platform that enables blasphemy. Because of this, many countries have censored or limited access to portions of Facebook, and a few have banned it entirely.

Countries that have censored or banned Facebook:

Country Details
Austria Known to ban posts denying the WWII holocaust
Bangladesh Blocked on multiple occasions to deter pornography and "offensive" political content or to quell political unrest
CHINA Total ban since 2009. Work on a censored variation that the government would allow continues
Egypt Blocked briefly in 2011 to quell political unrest
France Known to ban posts denying the WWII holocaust
Germany Known to ban posts denying the WWII holocaust or praising Nazis
Greece Banned 2021 posts that supported a prisoner's hunger strike
India Temporarily banned multiple occasions to quell political unrest; frequently requests removal posts the government finds too offensive or political
Indonesia Blocked briefly in 2019 to quell political unrest; requests takedown of any posts mocking Muhammad
IRAN Total ban since 2009
Israel Frequently requests removal of posts the government claims incite violence. Critics say these are merely opposing political viewpoints
Malaysia Blocked briefly in 2011 to quell political unrest
Mauritius Blocked for one day in 2007
Morocco Facebook Messenger and other VOIP phone providers blocked for most of 2016
NORTH KOREA Total ban since 2016. However, few in country have internet access in the first place
Pakistan Blocked briefly in 2011 after insult to Muhammad, again in 2017 to quell political unrest
Russia Blocked all posts supporting Putin foe Aleksei A. Navalny in 2014
Sri Lanka Blocked briefly multiple times in 2018-2019 to quell political unrest
Sudan Blocked temporarily in 2018 to quell political protests
SYRIA Blocked 2007-11 through 2011-02 on the claim that it promoted violence against authorities. Netwide filtering and blocking of political content is known to take place.
Tajikistan Blocked temporarily on multiple occasions for negative comments about ruling class
Thailand Blocked users illegally criticizing ruling monarchy in 2020
Tunisia Known to block posts or users critical of government
Turkey Blocked briefly multiple occasions to quell political unrest
United Kingdom Pages connected to radical anti-government activists were removed upon their arrest in 2011 and 2018
Vietnam Blocked briefly in 2016 to quell political unrest

Facebook Users by Country 2022

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Facebook Users by Country 2022

Country Facebook Users Date of Data 2022 Population
India416,600,0002021-061,406,631,776
United States240,000,0002020-12334,805,269
Indonesia176,500,0002021-06279,134,505
Brazil139,000,0002020-12215,353,593
Philippines91,000,0002021-06112,508,994
Mexico78,000,0002020-12131,562,772
Vietnam75,940,0002021-0698,953,541
Thailand58,500,0002021-0670,078,203
Japan55,840,0002021-06125,584,838
Pakistan49,200,0002021-06229,488,994
Egypt48,830,0002020-12106,156,692
Bangladesh48,800,0002021-06167,885,689
Turkey44,000,0002020-1285,561,976
United Kingdom44,000,0002020-1268,497,907
Iran40,000,0002021-0386,022,837
France38,540,0002020-1265,584,518
Germany37,430,0002020-1283,883,596
Italy34,940,0002020-1260,262,770
Nigeria31,860,0002020-12216,746,934
Argentina30,000,0002020-1246,010,234
Colombia29,000,0002020-1251,512,762
Malaysia28,490,0002021-0633,181,072
Spain28,450,0002020-1246,719,142
Saudi Arabia26,280,0002021-0335,844,909
South Korea25,750,0002021-0651,329,899
Iraq25,520,0002021-0342,164,965
Algeria25,140,0002020-1245,350,148
South Africa24,600,0002020-1260,756,135
Canada23,000,0002020-1238,388,419
Morocco21,730,0002020-1237,772,756
Taiwan20,610,0002021-0623,888,595
Myanmar20,550,0002021-0655,227,143
Peru20,000,0002020-1233,684,208
Poland18,610,0002020-1237,739,785
Australia17,680,0002020-1226,068,792
Russia13,100,0002020-12145,805,947
Nepal13,040,0002021-0630,225,582
Venezuela13,000,0002020-1229,266,991
Chile13,000,0002020-1219,250,195
Cambodia12,444,0002021-0617,168,639
Kazakhstan11,825,0002021-0619,205,043
Netherlands11,090,0002020-1217,211,447
Romania10,860,0002020-1219,031,335
Kenya10,444,0002020-1256,215,221
United Arab Emirates10,316,0002021-0310,081,785
Ecuador10,000,0002020-1218,113,361
Ukraine9,500,0002020-1243,192,122
Sweden8,581,2612020-1210,218,971
Syria8,500,0002021-0319,364,809
Tunisia8,170,0002020-1212,046,656
Sri Lanka7,968,0002021-0621,575,842
Ghana7,944,0002020-1232,395,450
Portugal6,876,0002020-1210,140,570
Guatemala6,800,0002020-1218,584,039
Ethiopia6,745,0002020-12120,812,698
Belgium6,500,0002020-1211,668,278
Jordan6,386,0002021-0310,300,869
Israel6,200,0002021-038,922,892
Hong Kong6,165,0002021-067,604,299
Bolivia6,100,0002020-1211,992,656
Hungary6,084,0002020-129,606,259
Greece6,070,0002020-1210,316,637
Ivory Coast5,860,0002020-1227,742,298
Libya5,857,0002020-127,040,745
Tanzania5,223,0002020-1263,298,550
Dominican Republic5,100,0002020-1211,056,370
Austria5,030,0002020-129,066,710
Singapore4,996,0002021-065,943,546
Czech Republic4,800,0002020-1210,736,784
Uzbekistan4,702,0002021-0634,382,084
Azerbaijan4,327,0002021-0610,300,205
Cameroon4,267,0002020-1227,911,548
Kuwait4,227,0002021-034,380,326
Lebanon4,160,0002021-036,684,849
Denmark4,070,0002020-125,834,950
China3,859,5002021-061,448,471,400
Bulgaria3,858,0002020-126,844,597
Belarus3,850,0002020-129,432,800
Laos3,821,0002021-067,481,023
Senegal3,802,0002020-1217,653,671
DR Congo3,800,0002020-1295,240,792
Switzerland3,700,0002020-128,773,637
New Zealand3,556,0002020-124,898,203
Honduras3,400,0002020-1210,221,247
Serbia3,400,0002020-128,653,016
El Salvador3,400,0002020-126,550,389
Norway3,400,0002020-125,511,370
Yemen3,341,6002021-0331,154,867
Uganda3,328,0002020-1248,432,863
Paraguay3,300,0002020-127,305,843
Georgia3,222,0002021-063,968,738
Ireland3,210,0002020-125,020,199
Finland3,206,0002020-125,554,960
Costa Rica3,200,0002020-125,182,354
Palestine3,116,0002021-035,345,541
Oman2,963,7002021-035,323,993
Qatar2,935,0002021-032,979,915
Madagascar2,864,0002020-1229,178,077
Angola2,831,0002020-1235,027,343
Mozambique2,756,0002020-1233,089,461
Mongolia2,740,0002021-063,378,078
Slovakia2,713,0002020-125,460,193
Zambia2,543,0002020-1219,470,234
Nicaragua2,500,0002020-126,779,100
Uruguay2,400,0002020-123,496,016
Puerto Rico2,100,0002020-122,829,812
Somalia2,089,9002020-1216,841,795
Croatia2,077,0002020-124,059,286
Mali2,033,3002020-1221,473,764
Panama2,000,0002020-124,446,964
Burkina Faso1,998,2002020-1222,102,838
Guinea1,938,0002020-1213,865,691
Armenia1,863,0002021-062,971,966
Haiti1,800,0002020-1211,680,283
Albania1,571,0002020-122,866,374
Benin1,538,5002020-1212,784,726
Bahrain1,495,9002021-031,783,983
Lithuania1,400,0002020-122,661,708
Zimbabwe1,303,0002020-1215,331,428
Sudan1,300,0002020-1245,992,020
Botswana1,139,0002020-122,441,162
Tajikistan1,136,0002021-069,957,464
Jamaica1,100,0002020-122,985,094
Slovenia1,067,0002020-122,078,034
North Macedonia1,000,0002020-122,081,304
Cyprus989,0002020-121,223,387
Mauritania927,3002020-124,901,981
Mauritius919,0002020-121,274,727
Togo860,5002020-128,680,837
Sierra Leone833,4002020-128,306,436
Republic of the Congo833,2002020-125,797,805
Gabon830,0002020-122,331,533
Rwanda806,2002020-1213,600,464
Moldova800,0002020-124,013,171
Namibia792,0002020-122,633,874
Estonia752,0002020-121,321,910
Latvia740,0002020-121,848,837
Trinidad And Tobago700,0002020-121,406,585
Burundi667,7002020-1212,624,840
Liberia658,2002020-125,305,117
Malawi637,6002020-1220,180,839
Fiji615,5002020-12909,466
Reunion608,0002020-12908,061
Niger577,8002020-1226,083,660
Bhutan524,2002021-06787,941
Lesotho490,9002020-122,175,699
Brunei461,6002021-06445,431
Chad443,2002020-1217,413,580
Timor Leste440,0002021-061,369,429
South Sudan436,6002020-1211,618,511
Macau435,0002021-06667,490
Gambia419,1002020-122,558,482
Maldives401,6002021-06540,985
Malta389,5002020-12444,033
Luxembourg369,1002020-12642,371
Guyana360,0002020-12794,045
Eswatini339,9002020-121,184,817
Montenegro320,0002020-12627,950
Suriname310,0002020-12596,831
Djibouti258,1002020-121,016,097
Iceland250,0002020-12345,393
Turkmenistan224,8002021-066,201,943
Bahamas220,0002020-12400,516
Guadeloupe220,0002020-12399,794
French Polynesia203,8002020-12284,164
Belize200,0002020-12412,190
Comoros193,7002020-12907,419
New Caledonia192,4002020-12290,915
Martinique170,0002020-12374,087
Barbados160,0002020-12288,023
Guam149,5002020-12171,519
Guinea Bissau140,0002020-122,063,367
Central African Republic135,7002020-125,016,678
Samoa134,5002020-12202,239
Solomon Islands130,0002020-12721,159
Equatorial Guinea120,9002020-121,496,662
Curacao120,0002020-12165,529
Vanuatu110,0002020-12321,832
French Guiana110,0002020-12314,169
Mayotte95,5002020-12286,259
Saint Lucia92,0002020-12185,113
Aruba91,0002020-12107,609
Tonga75,4002020-12107,749
Seychelles71,3002020-1299,426
Grenada62,0002020-12113,475
Saint Vincent And the Grenadines61,0002020-12111,551
Andorra55,4002020-1277,463
Kiribati51,3002020-12123,419
Isle of Man50,0002020-1285,732
Cayman Islands48,0002020-1267,277
Micronesia41,5002020-12117,489
Dominica39,0002020-1272,344
Bermuda39,0002020-1261,939
Greenland38,0002020-1256,973
Saint Kitts And Nevis35,0002020-1253,871
Northern Mariana Islands33,5002020-1258,269
Faroe Islands33,0002020-1249,233
American Samoa32,4002020-1255,030
Sint Maarten31,0002020-1243,966
Western Sahara27,0002020-12626,161
Turks And Caicos Islands25,0002020-1239,741
Marshall Islands23,0002020-1260,057
Gibraltar23,0002020-1233,704
United States Virgin Islands22,0002020-12103,971
Saint Martin15,0002020-1239,730
North Korea14,0002021-0625,990,679
Liechtenstein14,0002020-1238,387
Palau14,0002020-1218,233
Monaco13,0002020-1239,783
British Virgin Islands12,0002020-1230,596
Anguilla9,0002020-1215,230
San Marino7,9002020-1234,085
Tuvalu6,4002020-1212,066
Saint Barthelemy6,4002020-129,945
Eritrea6,2002020-123,662,244
Wallis And Futuna6,0002020-1210,982
Saint Pierre And Miquelon3,1002020-125,759
Falkland Islands3,1002020-123,539
Nauru2,9002020-1210,903
Cook Islands2,7002020-1217,571
Montserrat2,6002020-124,965
Niue8202020-121,622
Vatican City7992020-12799
Tokelau4102020-121,378

Facebook Users by Country 2022

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