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As the world’s largest social media platform looks to the prodigious numbers in Asia to combat its decline in the West, it finds itself walking a tightrope.   © Illustration by Nakako Shiotsuki
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Losing Face: the perils of Facebook's Asia strategy

Compromises with regional governments speed access to growth markets

YIFAN YU, KIRAN SHARMA, LIEN HOANG, CLIFF VENZON and ERWIDA MAULIA, Nikkei staff writers | East Asia

PALO ALTO, NEW DELHI, HO CHI MINH CITY, MANILA, JAKARTA -- In October 2019, a T-shirt clad Mark Zuckerberg stood in front of an audience at Georgetown University and sounded a solemn warning.

"China is building its own internet focused on very different values and is now exporting their vision of the internet to other countries," he said.

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