Facebook reverses Australia news ban after government makes media code amendments

Facebook reverses Australia news ban after government makes media code amendments

The Guardian

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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announces a compromise has been reached at the 11th hour as the legislation is debated in the Senate

Facebook will restore Australian news pages in the next few days after the government agreed to more amendments to the media bargaining code that makes the social network and Google pay for news.

On Thursday Facebook blocked all news on its platform in Australia, and inadvertently blocked information and government pages including health and emergency services.

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