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The Guardian / Sheldon Chanel / Feb 22
“Across the Pacific, thousands of people are on pre-paid data phone plans which include cheap access to Facebook. Those on limited incomes can get news through the social network, but cannot go to original source websites without using more data, and spending more money. The region’s largest telco provider, Digicel, with a presence in Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu, offers affordable mobile data plans with free or cheap access to Facebook. In Australia, news from Pacific sites also appeared to be blocked, a significant impediment for diaspora communities and seasonal workers.”
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