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Hobart Hurricanes Statement re Facebook

18 February 2021

Following Facebook’s announcement that they will be banning the viewing and sharing of news in Australia, as well as the viewing and sharing of Australian news internationally, the Hobart Hurricanes Facebook page has been rendered inactive.

Whilst we are fortunate that this has not happened mid-season, we are baffled as to why the Hurricanes have been caught up in this supposed ban on ‘media organisations’.  We are also intrigued by the fact that five of the eight Big Bash League teams and the League’s page itself remain functional, with Facebook apparently deeming our page along with Brisbane Heat and the Perth Scorchers the only ‘newsworthy’ sites.

Hobart Hurricanes news and information will continue to be available online via hobarthurricanes.com.au and fans can continue to interact with us through Twitter and Instagram. 

We are also fortunate that at this time all of our Cricket Tasmania digital channels – including our Facebook page – remain active.

Although this is potentially a very harmful move by Facebook – particularly in the time of a global pandemic - it is a timely reminder to us and all organisations who conduct so much of our business online the reality of the level of content we actually own.