A Little Rainbow Report for the Weekend

“What’s a ‘weekend’?”

As Suckerboy is still blocking Australian content, I’m posting here for now. Who knows, it may become a habit!

“Webtreats Seamless Chromatic Rainbow Patterns 4” by webtreats is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Facebook blinks?

For Facebook, Australia represents a tiny percentage of its global revenue. But the whole world is watching what happens here. We’re a test case. If Facebook agrees to abide by the new laws, that will more than likely pass through the senate shortly, then it will be fighting similar battles in every territory in which it operates. 

So, instead of coming to the party and accepting the ruling of a sovereign nation, as Google has done, Facebook’s decided to storm the Capitol, as it were, in a last-ditch effort to turn public opinion against the government.

If that’s the case, then Facebook has picked the wrong country to pick a fight with.

Read more at: https://www.radioinfo.com.au/news/did-facebook-blink © Radioinfo.com.au

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About the author

Veteran gay writer and speaker, Doug was one of the founders of the UKs pioneering GLBTI newspaper Gay News (1972) , and of the second, Gay Week, and is a former Features Editor of Him International. He presented news and current affairs on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne for more than ten years. "Doug is revered, feared and reviled in equal quantities, at times dividing people with his journalistic wrath. Yet there is no doubt this grandpa-esque bear keeps everyone abreast of anything and everything LGBT across the globe." (Daniel Witthaus, "Beyond Priscilla", Clouds of Magellan, Melbourne, 2014)