Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Facebook in Australia will allow access to blocked news pages – BNN


Social media Facebook has said it will once again allow its users in Australia to access media – sponsored Facebook Following talks with the Australian government after resolving a dispute in which it denied access to users in the country last week, the British broadcaster told the BBC.

On Tuesday, February 23, Australian Finance Minister Josh Frydenberg said Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of the US company, had assured him in bilateral talks that the blocking of access to Australian users would be lifted in the coming days.

Also read: Facebook in Australia blocks news content

The dispute concerns Australian rules on, in the Australian Government’s view, a more equitable distribution of advertising revenue between the media and large internet companies, including Facebook a Googlethan it is now.

Campbell Brown, who heads the social media global news partnership, said on Tuesday: “Moving forward, the government has explained that we will have the opportunity to decide whether the news will appear. Facebook, so we will not be automatically forced to engage in negotiations. (..) We have reached an agreement that will allow us to support them [satura] publishers we want, including small and local ones [satura] publishers. “



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