Facebook Pulls News Sharing In Australia Over Media Law

Law360 (February 17, 2021, 10:01 PM EST) -- Facebook said on Wednesday that it will stop letting users in Australia share news rather than acquiesce to a proposed law designed to help media organizations in the country better negotiate with technology platforms.

Even as Google continues cutting deals to pay for content, Facebook said in a blog post that it will restrict publishers and users in Australia from sharing news content produced by domestic and international outlets. The move makes good on the social network's late August threat to resist the proposed News Media Bargaining Code.

Among other things, the code would allow news businesses that are unable to reach deals with Facebook or Google over...

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