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    Dear all,

    How should I understand the underlined?

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    Eartha

    But calibrating that response raises questions of principle, practice and priority. Businesses will go their own way. Some, such as PayPal, Visa and MasterCard, which handled donations to WikiLeaks, and Amazon, which provided web-hosting services, have dumped it as a customer in response to American outrage. More may follow. They risk attacks from its fans, just as those that refuse face hostility from their customers in America. Too bad: business is full of hard choices.

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    Re: web-hosting services

    But calibrating that response raises questions of principle, practice and priority. Businesses will go their own way. Some, such as PayPal, Visa and MasterCard, which handled donations to WikiLeaks, and Amazon, which provided web-hosting services, have dumped it as a customer in response to American outrage. More may follow. They risk attacks from its fans, just as those that refuse face hostility from their customers in America. Too bad: business is full of hard choices.

    Hi Eartha.
    The first underlined sentence says that businesses will make their own decisions as to how they respond and that some businesses will make different decisions to others.
    The second section says that the businesses listed have responded by not accepting Wikileaks as a customer any longer, and the writer says this was done because of American criticism of Wikileaks. "More may follow" means that more businesses may make the same decision soon.

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