how data can mislead: FIFA "development globe"

We talk a lot in class about the power of data visualizations to both inform and mislead. This is a great example of how a clean, simple, unchallenged design can hide several aspects of reality. FIFA has been implicated on several instances for encouraging and funding harmful development for mega sporting events, especially in developing nations. You would never know this from the sleek visualization posted on their website... it's interactive, so play around with it a little http://en.devglobe.fifa.com/