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Facebook, Instagram say antitrust claims by startup Sked Social shouldn't be heard in Australia

By James Panichi
  • 23 Jul 2020 02:24
  • 23 Jul 2020 02:24
Facebook and Instagram have launched a scathing attack on the owner of Australian startup Sked Social, with the platforms' lawyer telling a court today that Sked founder Hugh Stephens had lied about the number of employees his company had.
In an often-heated online hearing of the Federal Court of Australia,

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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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