Facebook and Australia friend each other again, for now

Peter Bale
Tue, 23 Feb 2021

Facebook has won critical concessions to how the law on paying news organisations for news on its platform and Google will play out.
Peter Bale
Tue, 23 Feb 2021
Were there a whiplash emoji on Facebook I would be using it now to symbolise the agreement the social network and Australian government announced to put news back on Facebook and to pay for some of it — for now.In an about face that suggests both sides have blinked and agreed to change critical elements of a supposedly well-thought-out piece of legislation, news will return to fertilise the barren wastes of a Facebook Australia filled with misinformation and family updates.“We’re restoring news on Facebook in Australia in the...

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