Why Facebook blocked news in Australia, and what comes next

Why Facebook blocked news in Australia, and what comes next

The Guardian

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On Thursday, Facebook blocked all news on its platform in Australia. This historic move came during escalating tensions over legislation that would force Facebook and Google to negotiate a fair payment with news organisations for using their content. Reporter Joshua Taylor explains the key arguments for and against the Media Bargaining Code, and explores what Facebook may be hoping to achieve, by blocking news.

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