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# 249522 14-May-2019 22:09
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Holy Moly just watching a news item on the newshub saying that Jacinda might block facebook

 

Can she do that?

 

What about the people who derive their income from facebook and run their businesses on it.

 

Facebook can be accessed through the Tor browser.
If she blocks NZ from Facebook, can we still access it that way.

 

Will people start a petition to stop the government blocking facebook to NZ.

 

What do people think about that. The government is taking over the internet and what little freedom the rest of us have left.

 

 

 

Ford

 

 

 

 


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  # 2237026 14-May-2019 22:19
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LOL, like to see her try.

 

If someone wants to get to a "blocked" site, theres always a way around it.

 

 





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  # 2237027 14-May-2019 22:23
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Nah, “Fake news”

Here’s Newshubs quote:

When asked if she would consider banning Facebook if it didn't comply, Ardern replied: "I'm not going into the different benefits and costs - we've got to come up with a New Zealand solution."

 
 
 
 




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  # 2237030 14-May-2019 22:28
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This was the heading

 

"Prime Minister won't rule out blocking Facebook"

 

So I won't worry for now, but something to consider for later

 

 


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  # 2237032 14-May-2019 22:31
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clickbait journalism


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  # 2237033 14-May-2019 22:31
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it's worth considering their 8chan article.

 

 

 

 

But 8Chan users are difficult to trace and banning such sites won't work. Firstly, users are tech-savvy and will access them anyway.

 

But more importantly, we run the risk of making it a lot more exciting.  

 

 

 

 

The above is true, although your army of those trying to get around it will be increased substantially.  





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  # 2237035 14-May-2019 22:38
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Ford:

 

Holy Moly just watching a news item on the newshub saying that Jacinda might block facebook

 

Can she do that?

 

What about the people who derive their income from facebook and run their businesses on it.

 

Facebook can be accessed through the Tor browser.
If she blocks NZ from Facebook, can we still access it that way.

 

Will people start a petition to stop the government blocking facebook to NZ.

 

What do people think about that. The government is taking over the internet and what little freedom the rest of us have left.

 

 

 

Ford

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yay we might actually have to start talking to each other now!

 

On a more serious note, you recall they wanted to introduce capital gains tax too.





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  # 2237037 14-May-2019 22:40
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Yes, tell that to Xero who refuse to offer phone support

 

They literally have hundreds of frustrated users because they don't communicate.

 

Not only do xero not offer phone support, but they no longer have email support either.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2237043 14-May-2019 23:03
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Xero, the accounting software?

 

 

(For screen readers, the image says that Xero offer free and unlimited online support, and you can ask them to call you if you email in - from here https://www.xero.com/nz/about/contact/support-faq/s/support-phone-number/)

 

 

 

Also here's their email support form - https://central.xero.com/s/contact-support (you need to sign in with a Xero account to access)





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  # 2237045 14-May-2019 23:12
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Whats xeros support of better communication methods got to do with the govts sabre rattling about facebook?





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  # 2237074 15-May-2019 00:28
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1000s, someone made reference to communication and xero (yes the accounting software) came to mind

 

 


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  # 2238161 15-May-2019 09:25
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xpd:

 

LOL, like to see her try.

 

If someone wants to get to a "blocked" site, theres always a way around it.

 

 

 

 

Pity she didnt have more important things to worry about at home. It wasnt facebook that killed the people. Sure facebook needs regulation...but come on Jacinda...start focusing on some of your promises.


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  # 2238733 16-May-2019 05:54
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Bluntj:

 

xpd:

 

LOL, like to see her try.

 

If someone wants to get to a "blocked" site, theres always a way around it.

 

 

Pity she didnt have more important things to worry about at home. It wasnt facebook that killed the people. Sure facebook needs regulation...but come on Jacinda...start focusing on some of your promises.

 

 

She was asked a question while in Paris to co host the Paris summit that is looking to tackle social media sharing extremist material, like the live streamed murder of 51 people in Christchurch.

 

The headline is clearly clickbait. You've read everyone's replies... and THIS is your response? What is wrong with you?

 

 


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dwilson:

 

Bluntj:

 

xpd:

 

LOL, like to see her try.

 

If someone wants to get to a "blocked" site, theres always a way around it.

 

 

Pity she didnt have more important things to worry about at home. It wasnt facebook that killed the people. Sure facebook needs regulation...but come on Jacinda...start focusing on some of your promises.

 

 

She was asked a question while in Paris to co host the Paris summit that is looking to tackle social media sharing extremist material, like the live streamed murder of 51 people in Christchurch.

 

The headline is clearly clickbait. You've read everyone's replies... and THIS is your response? What is wrong with you?

 

 

 

 

He has a point. She is doing some good work on issues relating to 15/03, but I hope it becomes more balanced between that, and matters at home. I supported this coalition, and I still do, but there is a lot of work here to do as well. Both as in , in general, and as they are new to governing, which still shows


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