February 25, 2021

Facebook restores news for Australian users after media bargaining deal

Sydney (AFP) – Facebook on Friday restored access to news for its Australian users after reaching agreement with the government on a landmark law requiring it and other tech firms to pay for journalistic content. The Facebook pages of Australian news outlets were able to update from early Friday morning for the first time in a week, since the social media slapped a ban on news content being seen Down Under in a dispute over the law which was adopted Thursday. Facebook and Google, the two companies targeted by the regulation, strongly objected to clauses requiring them to submit to mandatory ar…

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