by Hugh Stephens — March 1, 2021
Facebook’s decision- since reversed- to take down nearly every legitimate source of essential news in Australia was a public relations and reputational disaster, says Hugh Stephens.
“Over the course of the past week or so, Facebook has managed what some thought impossible; pushing Google off the front pages as the “bad actor” when it comes to behemoth internet platforms thumbing their nose at a sovereign government, indeed at an entire nation, and instead putting itself in the spotlight. This took a degree of clumsiness that only Facebook could manage.”
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