August 31, 2020

Facebook threatens ban on Australians sharing news posts

Sydney (AFP) – Facebook threatened Tuesday to block users and media organisations in Australia from sharing news stories if a government plan to force digital giants to pay for content goes ahead.Australians would be stopped from posting both local and international news stories on Facebook and Instagram, the company said, claiming the move was “not our first choice” but the “only way to protect against an outcome that defies logic”.In one of the most aggressive moves by any government to curb the power of the US digital giants, the Australian government has drawn up legislation to force Faceb…


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