Tuesday, February 23, 14:49
Home inet Facebook: will restore news pages in Australia

Facebook: will restore news pages in Australia

Following discussions between Facebook and the Australian Government, the platform social networking will restore news pages in the country. The two sides agreed on changes in a programmed media code that the company said would allow it to maintain more control over what appears on its platform.


The announcement comes after months of intense controversy between the American technology company and Canberra in Australia, which is working on a legislation which will force technology platforms to pay publishers for news content.

The initial version of the legislation would allow the media to negotiate, either individually or collectively with Facebook and Google and introduce binding "arbitration" if the two parties could not reach an agreement.

On Tuesday, the Australian government said it would amend it code, to include a provision which “should consider whether a digital platform has made a significant contribution to the viability of the Australian news industry by reaching trade agreements with media companies".

Arbitration, meanwhile, will now only be used as a "last resort" after a period of mediation.

"The government has clarified that we will retain the ability to decide whether they will appear news on Facebook, so that we do not automatically enter into forced trading", Said in a statement the Campbell Brown, Facebook Vice President for Global News Collaborations.

He said that the agreement "will allow us to support the publishers we choose, including small and local publishers", Adding that the company"will restore Facebook news in Australia in the coming days".


Last week, Facebook banned Australians from finding or sharing news on service of. The ruling - which appears to be the most restrictive move the company has ever made against content publishers - forced pages media organizations and even some irrelevant basic services to stop.

Facebook's decision to restore the news came as the Australian Senate debated the latest media law review.

"It has always been our intention to support journalism in Australia and around the world, and we will continue to invest in global news and resist the efforts of multimedia groups to promote regulatory frameworks that do not take into account the actual exchange of value between publishers and platforms. like FacebookSaid Brown.

Google, meanwhile, had already tried to move forward with the new legislation by announcing collaborations with some of the largest media organizations in the country, including Rupert Murdoch's News Corp (NWS) and Seven West Media. Facebook revealed its own deal with Seven on Tuesday.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Absent Mia
Absent Miahttps://www.secnews.gr
Being your self, in a world that constantly tries to change you, is your greatest achievement


Facebook: will restore news pages in Australia

Following discussions between Facebook and the government in Australia, the social networking platform will restore the news pages ...

XSS error detected in the Apple iCloud domain

A cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in the iCloud domain is said to have been fixed by Apple. The error hunter and penetration tester Vishal ...

Share-ents: How dangerous it is to post photos of children

According to security expert Ritesh Kotak, parents tend to post about 1.500 photos of their children on social media before ...

Python is under pressure to release updates to address an RCE vulnerability

Python Software Foundation (PSF) has released Python versions 3.9.2 and 3.8.8 to address two major security glitches, including an error ...

7 dangers of dual booting Windows and Linux

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUvqVlF4x5E Εάν σκέφτεστε να εγκαταστήσετε ένα δεύτερο λειτουργικό σύστημα στον υπολογιστή σας, καλό είναι να λάβετε υπόψη...

A UK court has rejected Epic Games' lawsuit against Apple

The Competition Appeal Tribunal of the United Kingdom rejected the lawsuit of Epic Games against Apple, with which the ...

Powerhouse VPN products are used in DDoS attacks

Some botnet operators abuse VPN servers by the VPN Powerhouse Management provider as a way to bounce and boost unwanted traffic ...

Social media users are more prone to misinformation

According to a survey, users who choose social media as a key source of information on important issues, such as Covid-19 or ...

Austin Energy - Texas: Scammers threaten customers with power outages!

Austin Energy, a public utility that supplies electricity to the city of Austin, Texas and surrounding areas, issued on ...

Apple: Displaces Samsung and becomes the number 1 smartphone seller

According to the company Gartner, Apple is coming back to the top and becomes the number 1 smartphone seller (taking the position from ...