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Facing up to Facebook

By Russell Grenning - posted Thursday, 7 June 2018

His appearances before various Congressional/Parliamentary Committees have not played all that brilliantly and while his company has made all sorts of promises what they haven't admitted to is the undeniable fact that they have considerably expanded their PR/lobbying machine internationally.

And when Zuckerberg or one of his minions make what they must have imagined was a wonderful new statement about a brand new initiative, they are hit with other troubling questions from the media and legislators.

One Democrat Senator in the USA has proposed an Honest Ads Act and he is gathering bi-partisan support. If enacted, it would be a nightmare for Facebook.


While Zuckerberg announced that he supported the Bill, his own company declined to do so.

Meanwhile Hillary Clinton who is still trooping around the USA on her Whinge Tour explaining that she lost the race for the presidency because everybody let her down, or because there were dirty tricks, or because the Russians interfered with fake news or something, told a Harvard University audience that she would like to be CEO of Facebook if she was asked describing it as the "biggest news platform in the world."

On balance, probably being President would be an easier job.

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Russell Grenning is a retired political adviser and journalist who began his career at the ABC in 1968 and subsequently worked for the then Brisbane afternoon daily, The Telegraph and later as a columnist for The Courier Mail and The Australian.

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