Facebook Bans News in Australia Over Payment Battle

In retaliation over a proposed Australian law that would force it to pay for news content, Facebook has opted for a news blackout throughout the country. The abrupt move on Wednesday prevented Australian users from posting or sharing news content on the platform, even impacting emergency, health and weather services — Facebook did eventually restore those pages. Australia’s prime minister vows his government won’t “be intimidated” by the social networking company’s actions.


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