Friday, January 21, 2022

Facebook to restore Australian news pages

Facebook is set to end its ban on Australian news appearing on its platform just six days after the controversial decision was implemented.
Facebook has told the Federal Government it intends to restore Australian news pages “in the coming days” following amendments to the News Media and Digital Bargaining Code.
Currently, all Australian news pages are blocked from sharing content and all users are banned from sharing links to Australian news sources.
The amendments to the code aim to provide “further clarity” to the proposed media code.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the social media giant was engaging with the government in seeking a solution to the stalemate.
“Facebook has committed to entering into good faith negotiations with Australian news media businesses and seeking to reach agreements to pay for content.
“This follows a series of intensive negotiation, the Minister, the Prime Minister, and the head of the ACCC Treasury and myself.
“We have agreed to make some clarifications to the code,” Mr Frydenberg said.

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