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Why Facebook banned news in Australia

Facebook threatened Australia’s Media Bargaining Law

Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

Why has the Australian government decided to move with this law?

How have the giant tech platforms reacted to this? (AKA Google, Facebook and Microsoft)

But.. in the end, what did happen?

  • Sharing or posting any content on Facebook pages is limited for Australian publishers.
  • Links and posts shared by international publishers on Facebook can’t be viewed or shared by Australian users.
  • Australian users cannot view or share Australia news content on Facebook as well as content from Australian news Pages.



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Akhila Ajith

Marketer, content creator, an introvert, a bookworm and have an opinion about everything.