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Facebook, Instagram receive a boost ahead of Australian court decision on Dialogue lawsuit

By James Panichi
  • 24 Jul 2020 02:14
  • 24 Jul 2020 02:14
Dialogue’s antitrust lawsuit against Facebook and Instagram took a battering in an Australian court today, with a federal judge referring to the testimony of the startup’s owner, Hugh Stephens, as “obfuscation” that gave rise to “an air of commercial unreality.”

In the second day of court hearings, Federal Court of Australia Judge

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James Panichi

Senior Editor, Asia Pacific


James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the European operation of US political website Politico as an investigative reporter specializing in governance, transparency and lobbying.

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