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Why Facebook Blocked Australian News Sites & What It Means For Other Countries

Feb 19, 2021 07:48 PM IST iVideos iVideos

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has vowed to press ahead with laws to force Facebook to pay news outlets for content, saying he had received support from world leaders after the social media giant blacked out all media.
Facebook stripped the pages of domestic and foreign news outlets for Australians and blocked users of its platform from sharing any news content on Thursday, saying it had been left with no choice as Australian govt has introduced the proposed ‘News Media Bargaining Code’ which will force tech giants like Facebook and Google to pay the publishers for the news content.