Facebook will ban the sharing of news content in Australia

Facebook will ban the sharing of news content in Australia

Facebook said it would restrict Australian publishers and users from viewing or sharing news articles, a move that exacerbated the deadlock between the company and the Australian government over a proposal that would force technology companies to pay newspapers for news content.

Facebook Inc. (FB) said it would restrict Australian publishers and users from viewing or sharing news articles, a move that exacerbated the deadlock between the company and the Australian government over a proposal that would force technology companies to pay newspapers for news content.

At a time when the relationship between global technology companies and traditional media is changing, this proposal, which has been passed to a committee of the Australian Parliament, may prompt other countries to follow suit.

Facebook’s move will result in the global blocking of Australian publishers’ content on Facebook, and at the same time, it will be impossible to see Australian domestic and international news content on Facebook in Australia.

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