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Spanish Media Shoot Themselves in the Foot

Posted by Steve Cameron
Steve Cameron
Steve Cameron is the Director Owner of Advent Communication. With more than 25 years experience he has a deep...
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on Tuesday, 23 December 2014
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On the 16th December 2014 Google pulled their Google News service in Spain.

This was reported - albeit superficially - by the Spanish media in a way that seemed to suggest that this was somehow the callous corporate giant somehow snubbing the Spanish speaking world. That the arrogant Americans had "done it again"... but the truth is a little way from this interpretation.

What actually happened is that Spain shot itself in the foot. Big time. 

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