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Facebook restricts Australians' access to news

Located in The Break Room, started by Corey, Feb 18, 2021

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  1. Corey

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    Australians are being blocked from accessing news in their Facebook feeds, in a dramatic escalation of the social media giant's stand-off with the federal government.

    - Facebook news ban stops Australians from sharing or viewing Australian and international news content - ABC News

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    Facebook's news ban is being rolled out across Australia, and so far the tech giant is taking a pretty broad definition of ''news''. Here are some of the other pages that appear to have been caught up in the stoush between Facebook and the federal government.

    Posts disappear from pages of health authorities, Bureau of Meteorology amid Facebook news ban - ABC News

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    An option the Australian Government has is to block Facebook's IP address!

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    Facebook Australia has reported double digit growth in advertising revenue as it faces ongoing pressure to share a portion of its income with news publishers.

    The technology giant increased advertising revenue by 16 per cent to $673.9 million for the year ending December 31 and made a $22.7 million profit, according to documents filed with the corporate regulator.

    Source: Facebook's Australian revenue soars 16pc to $674m - Sydney Morning Herald

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    For sometime now I have deactivated my Facebook Account

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    We could, but we are a free democracy and censorship is not an option (except in extreme cases) even if it appears that they have done just that by blocking and deleting official services and government pages.

    I really don't care too much about the news sharing aspect of it. That's their choice to not come to the table, and Facebook have a right to run their business as they see fit.

    They have effectively 'únfriended' Australians.

    We can choose to not use their services.

    Personally I have not used it for seven or more years.
     
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    Facebook news ban could backfire as media publishers draw communities and advertisers away - ABC News

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    Facebook faces a global backlash over its bid to 'bully' Australia

    London (CNN Business)Facebook's decision to block people from sharing news in Australia has been rebuked by lawmakers around the world, raising the specter of a much wider showdown between the world's biggest social media platform and the governments and news organizations fighting to check its power.

    Elected officials and media publishers in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany and the United States slammed Facebook's actions on Thursday, suggesting they were anti-competitive and underscored the need for a regulatory crackdown.

    "It is one of the most idiotic but also deeply disturbing corporate moves of our lifetimes," Julian Knight, the lawmaker who chairs the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee in Britain's parliament, told broadcaster Sky News.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/19/tech/facebook-australia-global-backlash/index.html
     
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    Tech Tent: Facebook v Australia - two sides to the story

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    Facebook news ban: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison stops advertising on Facebook as MPs call for more regulation - Sydney Morning Herald

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    Facebook to reverse news ban on Australian sites, government to make amendments to media bargaining code - ABC News

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