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Tech PR pros warn Blackberry over government talks

Posted on 22nd August 2011 under Article

2011-08-22_1327Ahead of talks between Facebook, Twitter, Blackberry and the UK government on Thursday, tech PR professionals, including EML Wildfire MD Richard Parker, have told PR Week that these tech brands should tred with caution.

EML Wildfire MD Richard Parker said the situation put the brands in a delicate position. He commented: ‘From a purely PR standpoint, there is a careful juggling act for Facebook, Twitter and especially Research in Motion to perform. While they must be seen to be doing everything possible to help track down and eliminate illegal activity, they will also want to be very careful about making any sort of suggestion that they will support government interference or censure of the networks they have created for their users.’

Read the full article at PR Week.