Australian websites say Facebook news ban could end their businesses

Businesses say Facebook’s ban on news could prove to be fatal for their online websites – plunging hundreds of hardworking Australians out of work Australian news and lifestyle websites face uncertain future in media landscape Comes after social media giant Facebook pulled news content from its page The likes of The Urban List and Junkee Media … Read more

Former Facebook CEO says tech giant is trying to ‘bully and intimidate’ Australia by banning news

The former CEO of Facebook has accused the social media giant of trying to ‘bully and intimidate’ Australia by banning its news sources.   Facebook blocked Aussies from reading and sharing local news in response to a world-first law to make tech companies pay media outlets for the content they use. From Thursday, when Australians went … Read more

Aussies post their final words on Facebook as they delete their profiles to protest news ban

The hashtags #DeleteFacebook and #BoycottZuckerberg are trending on Twitter as some Australians delete their profiles to protest the platform’s news ban.  Outraged users are sharing their final Facebook posts and asking friends to send their phone numbers before they delete the platform for good. Facebook has banned Australian news outlets from sharing content, and has … Read more

Aussies post their final words on Facebook as they delete their profiles to protest news ban

The hashtags #DeleteFacebook and #BoycottZuckerberg are trending on Twitter as some Australians delete their profiles to protest the platform’s news ban.  Outraged users are sharing their final Facebook posts and asking friends to send their phone numbers before they delete the platform for good. Facebook has banned Australian news outlets from sharing content, and has … Read more

Emergency services and even the WEATHER caught in the crossfire of Facebook’s war on Australian news

Emergency services that provide Australians with news about Covid-19, bushfires and where to go for domestic violence help are among the vital Facebook pages which have been scrapped by the foreign-owned social media giant.   Even the Bureau of Meteorology’s Facebook page has been pulled by the US-based Big Tech company, along with crucial health information … Read more

Former Facebook CEO unloads ‘sad’ decision to block news in Australia

The former CEO of Facebook has slammed Mark Zuckerberg’s ‘sad’ decision to block news in Australia, while encouraging Aussies to delete the app out of protest.  The US social media giant has infuriated Australians after blocking them from reading and sharing local news in response to a world-first law to make tech giants pay media … Read more

Facebook’s Australian news ban ‘an assault on a sovereign nation’, ministers say

Scott Morrison has taken to his huge Facebook following to slam the tech giant for banning Australians from accessing news on its platform.   The US social media giant has infuriated Australians after blocking them from reading and sharing local news in response to a world-first law to make tech giants pay media companies for the … Read more

Facebook news ban: Australian PM says ‘tech giants think they’re bigger than governments’

Facebook has blocked Australians from accessing and sharing news in protest at a new law which would have forced the site to pay for the content it hosts. Furious Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the move shows big tech companies ‘think they are bigger than governments and that the rules should not apply to them’. … Read more

Facebook news ban: Australian PM says ‘tech giants think they’re bigger than governments’

Facebook has blocked Australians from accessing and sharing news in protest at a new law which would have forced the site to pay for the content it hosts. Furious Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the move shows big tech companies ‘think they are bigger than governments and that the rules should not apply to them’. … Read more

Facebook’s Australian news ban ‘an assault on a sovereign nation’, ministers say

Scott Morrison has taken to his huge Facebook following to slam the tech giant for banning Australians from accessing news on its platform.   The US social media giant has infuriated Australians after blocking them from reading and sharing local news in response to a world-first law to make tech giants pay media companies for the … Read more