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Facebook, the world's largest social media Has announced that the people and media producers in Australia Will not be able to share or access any news From local media or with an existing media channel abroad That means Facebook has banned all coverage of the Australian media.

The decision is arguably the toughest Facebook has ever made with media producers.
The tension came after the Australian government announced a bill that would require foreign platforms like Facebook and Google to pay bureaus in Australia. If news content of that particular agency is shared on the platform, the bill is strongly supported by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp (Rupert Murdoch), the country's major news agency. Australia It also has media outlets in the UK, as well as in the US Wall Street Journal and the New York Post.

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Scott Morrison, Australia's prime minister, said: “Facebook's action was a cut with Australia. Disabling health information and emergency alerts is extremely disappointing. "

"Actions like this It only creates anxiety in many countries. It shows that some of the big tech companies think they have more power than governments. And refuses to obey the law "

"We don't steal news content," said Campbell Brown, Facebook's vice president of global news cooperation. The content producer chooses to share his news on Facebook and hopes that people in Australia will have access to Facebook news again in the future.



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Facebook's decision this time has brought heavy criticism from content producers, politicians and human rights advocates. Due to the impact, emergency alert services such as wildfires, health information such as COVID-19 alert, domestic violence aid charities and many more have been shut down. with

At the same time, Google, a platform that is also affected by the bill. In other words, Google paid News Corp $ 30 billion to acquire News Corp news and media coverage from Australia, the United Kingdom. And the United States Can be featured on Google's own News Showcase feature for 3 years.

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Robert Thomson (Robert Thomson), CEO of News Corp, thanked Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, and the Google team: Commitment and prudence in journalism Which will receive admiration all over the world "

Not only that, News Corp took the opportunity to counter Facebook with an advertisement saying: “You don't have to use Facebook to read the news you want.” It also shows a link to the News Corp app on your smartphone.