Storyboard

Facebook Bans News in Australia Over Payment Battle

In retaliation over a proposed Australian law that would force it to pay for news content, Facebook has opted for a news blackout throughout the country. The abrupt move on Wednesday prevented Australian users from posting or sharing news content on the platform, even impacting emergency, health and weather services — Facebook did eventually restore those pages. Australia's prime minister vows his government won't "be intimidated" by the social networking company's actions.

Facebook Bans News in Australia Over Payment Battle

Photo: ic-cdn.flipboard.com

Continue to read
12 stories in this Storyboard

More stories from Facebook

More stories from Tech Industry