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Facebook blocks news content in Australia: What's behind the move?

| Updated on February 18, 2021 Published on February 18, 2021

Australia's proposed media law, which wants to make internet giants pay news organisations is for their content, is creating all sorts of issues for Google and Facebook.

On Thursday, Facebook blocked Australians from sharing news on its platform reacting to a proposed law that wants tech giants pay news outlets. The social media giant defended itself and said the proposed law “fundamentally misunderstands the relationship between our platform and publishers", while the Australian government has condemned the decision.

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Published on February 18, 2021