February 18, 2021

Shockwaves worldwide as Facebook turns off the news for Australia

Washington (AFP) – Facebook’s stunning decision to turn off the news for Australia highlights a long-troubled role for the US tech giant which stumbled into the news business and has grown into one of its most powerful forces. The announcement by Facebook, defying Australia’s efforts to impose a payment scheme for media featured on the platform, raises fresh questions about the future of the platform used by some two billion people and its relationship with the news media. Analysts pointed out that Facebook, even though it was not created as a news organization, has become a critical source of…

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