Facebook’s Australia ban threatens to leave Pacific without key news source

Facebook’s Australia ban threatens to leave Pacific without key news source

The Guardian

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Media experts fear that communities reliant on the site for information will suffer significant impact

Facebook’s ban on Australian news will cut off a vital source of authoritative information for the Pacific region, government and industry analysts have warned.

Across the Pacific, thousands have found their access to news blocked, or severely limited, after the tech giant wiped all news on the platform in Australia in response to proposed legislation that would require Facebook to pay for content from media groups.

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