Last week there was a scandal between Facebook and the government of Australia. The social network blocked domestic news content. The reason for the blockade was the country’s newly introduced media law. Now CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s company’s strategy has borne fruit. Government officials have announced a change in the law. The Australian journo is also pleased about this. Finally, news content is returning to Facebook – some of it, at least.
It has been just under a week since the dispute between Facebook and the Australian government escalated. Now the dust has settled. Both parties have agreed on a compromise. An amendment to the Media Act is the result of the agreement. The social network is very pleased with the compromise that has been reached. Thus, William Easton, responsible for Facebook Australia and New Zealand, said that the changes now also take into account the value that journalistic content has for the social network.
Facebook is allowing news again