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Facebook ‘re-friends’ Australia as news ban lifted

Intellectual Property Magazine

Facebook ‘re-friends’ Australia as news ban lifted

Revisions to the proposed News Media Bargaining Code legislation part of deal to lift news ban; social media giant ‘will retain the ability to decide if news appears’ on platform

Social media giant Facebook has U-turned on its decision to block news in Australia following an agreement by the country’s government to drop a provision in its proposed News Media Bargaining Code law, which would force aggregator sites to pay for displaying news content.

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