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Facebook and Australian news we should be concerned

Post by pussyhunter » February 19th, 2021, 6:59 am

Facebook in Australia has made the news, and who cares about it you say. Wait this could happen to us here at home.....

"On Wednesday, Facebook removed critical functionality for its Australian users: the ability to see, share, and interact with news content on the social media platform.

The abrupt change, Facebook said, was due to a recently proposed law in Australia.

"The proposed law fundamentally misunderstands the relationship between our platform and publishers who use it to share news content. It has left us facing a stark choice: attempt to comply with a law that ignores the realities of this relationship, or stop allowing news content on our services in Australia," a blog post from Facebook said. "With a heavy heart, we are choosing the latter."

The reality of the change - for Facebook users in Australia, and for users around the world attempting to view or post news from Australian publications - is stark." Rest of article is at https://www.yahoo.com/news/facebook-loo ... 34267.html

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Post by Brian » February 19th, 2021, 8:12 am

Social media is not going the way it was designed to go, there is way too much censorship happening.

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Post by vblogger » February 19th, 2021, 4:26 pm

More to follow wait n see.

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Post by urbanlegend » February 20th, 2021, 7:41 am

Sucks for the people down under but not me

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Post by LuKenGas » February 21st, 2021, 8:11 am

There will be multiple internets around the globe and each one will have it's own rules and limitations, wait and see. Not so much an internet as an intranet.

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Post by GRXlinks » February 23rd, 2021, 11:05 am

Social media is changing fast and not for the better

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Post by Jag » February 24th, 2021, 8:06 am

The row is over for now,

"Facebook Inc. backed down from its news blackout in Australia after the government agreed to amend world-first legislation forcing the tech giant and Google to pay local publishers for content.

The social-media platform switched off news sharing in Australia last week in opposition to the proposed law, and Mark Zuckerberg and government officials have been locked in talks to find a compromise.
The Queen, other royals to appear on TV, on the same day Oprah's interview with Prince…

Among key concessions, the government said Tuesday it would take into account commercial deals Google and Facebook reach with news companies before deciding whether they are subject to the law, and would also give them one month’s notice. The platforms also won more time to strike deals with publishers before they’re forced into final-offer arbitration as a last resort."

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Post by viking » February 25th, 2021, 11:41 am

The power of FB

Facebook and Australian news we should be concerned

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