Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Facebook will renew access to Australian news articles / Article / LSM.lv


The social network Facebook has announced that it will lift the blocking of Australian news articles. Facebook blocked these pages in response to Australia’s proposed new media law. Such a move by the social network has been condemned in Australia and elsewhere in the world, as well as raising concerns about the possible spread of misinformation.

Facebook founder Mark Zakerberg has promised Australian Treasury chief Josh Friedenberg that the blocking of the pages will be lifted in the coming days.

Facebook says the Australian government has provided the necessary clarifications on the law. Friedenberg, for his part, said that amendments would be made to the media law.

The purpose of the Media Act is to force Google and Facebook to pay Australian media organizations for showing their news content or to pay millions of dollars in fines.

The bill was passed by the House of Representatives last week and is now in the Senate.

Technology companies are concerned that Australia’s proposed law could set a global precedent that would require dramatic changes and severely undermine their business model.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison had previously said his country did not intend to make concessions to Facebook and other technology giants that Australia wanted to force to share in the media for the benefit of media content.

“These companies seem to be more influential than national governments and are not subject to regulations. They may change the world, but that does not mean they should rule the world. We will not allow these companies to intimidate our parliament, “Morrison emphasized.

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