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Facebook will lift the blockade in Australia on news content, the government having agreed to amend the law to force the tech giants to pay the media for the recovery of their content.
The Australian government announced on Tuesday February 23 that Facebook would restore the information pages on its platform in the coming days. In return, Canberra agreed to amend a bill that would force digital giants to pay news groups for their content.
Facebook confirmed that an agreement has been reached with the Australian government, indicating in a post on its blog that Canberra had agreed to make changes to the text and guaranteed to address the “main concerns” of the American firm.
The Australian government and the social network have been in conflict since Facebook’s decision last week to block local media pages and information disseminated by them, to mark its dissatisfaction with the bill currently before the government. study in Parliament.