Facebook blocks news access in Australia as battle with Government heats up

in hive-116221 •  6 days ago 


Facebook has blocked Australians from sharing news in an act of retaliation against government moves to make the social media giant pay for Australian journalism.

The move was seen as a milestone in the increasingly frantic jockeying between governments, media and powerful tech companies that one Australian minister called "an assault on a sovereign nation" and abuse of power.

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