Facebook’s big decision – ban on viewing and sharing news in Australia after a dispute over media law
The famous social site Facebook has banned the viewing and sharing of news in Australia. Facebook is in conflict with the government over Australia’s media law. The matter has increased so much that Facebook has also blocked its own page in Australia. Facebook’s move has also affected emergency services in Australia.
The law provides for payment for showing news
On this whole matter, Facebook says that it has taken this step in protest against the media law. Actually, the law provides for payment to companies like Facebook and Google News to show news. After the ban, pages giving information related to corona virus and cyclones in Australia were also closed. Health and meteorological services were also stalled across the country. After this, the ministries and departments appealed to the people to gather information from their website and Twitter handle.
Google had also threatened to shut down the search engine
Let us know that Australian ministers also discussed with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Alphabet Inc and its CEO Google Sundar Pichai last week. Earlier, Google had also threatened to shut down its search engine in Australia when controversial laws were introduced.