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I hope the public relations nightmare was worth it, Zuckerberg.

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Jenifer (Zarknorph) said:

I hope the public relations nightmare was worth it, Zuckerberg.

You're blaming Zuckerberg's response to the Aus Gov's attempt to 'milk' FB because the media use it. If the media paid for access, then taxing those charges would be justified. Since the media use FB without paying for the pleasure, then I see no justification for taxing FB. 

I would be quite happy for the Aus Gov to tax FB, Google, Apple and the rest for access to Australia, but this is the wrong way to do it and I support FB's response.

Put the blame for this debacle with its authors,-the Aus Gov.

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From: Jenifer (Zarknorph)

Feb-19

No, that is not the problem.

People who get their news from Facebook don't leave FB to get it.

That means FB gets to keep all the ad revenue generated from the news that another company has to pay reporters and tech staff to produce.

If no one was making any money, then your analogy is correct and I would agree. 

Imagine if you wrote a book.  Then Facebook borrowed it, published it, and charged everyone who read it $5 each, and paid you nothing.

That is the core problem that Australian media companies are fighting.

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