Facebook’s openness to censorship in China proves it puts profits before democracy

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Facebook’s openness to censorship in China proves it puts profits before democracy. / Hendricks, Vincent Fella.

In: Quartz, 24.11.2016.

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Hendricks, VF 2016, 'Facebook’s openness to censorship in China proves it puts profits before democracy', Quartz.

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Hendricks, V. F. (2016). Facebook’s openness to censorship in China proves it puts profits before democracy. Quartz.

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Hendricks VF. Facebook’s openness to censorship in China proves it puts profits before democracy. Quartz. 2016 Nov 24.

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Hendricks, Vincent Fella. / Facebook’s openness to censorship in China proves it puts profits before democracy. In: Quartz. 2016.

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