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Martin urges nations to fight Facebook’s ‘bullyboy’ tactics

Minister stresses need to balance data privacy rights with protection of jobs while Ibec warns potential transfer ban would damage economy

Aiden Corkery

Political Correspondent

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Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent

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27th September, 2020
Catherine Martin said that she would have to see how the issue played out but she found it hard to believe Facebook would leave the EU

Governments must stand up to the “bullyboy tactics” of social media giants, Catherine Martin, the Minister for Media, has said in response to Facebook’s warning about potentially being unable to operate its services in the European Union.

The Business Post reported last week that Facebook had warned in a High Court filing that it may no longer be able to offer its social media platforms in the EU because of...

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