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NY Times is/was NOT threatening facebook's reason d'ittre

Raison d’être. I don’t know how threatening Instagram truly was to Facebook. Sure, they’re both social networks, but serving very different purposes. Instagram will remain running and separate from Facebook. The move is probably just the good sense to get in on a growing company that they can integrate with their platform—doubling, of course, as a defensive manoeuvre.


I think you meant to say "raison d'être"


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