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Facebook wipes Australian news content in new showdown with the law

Benjamin Millier Did you miss this story? Here’s your chance to read (or re-read) one of our favorite stories of 2021! Australian Facebook users have been blocked from accessing news sites through their social media feeds in a dramatic escalation of the tech giant’s standoff with the federal government over proposed new laws. Facebook users […]

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ABC Adds Over 50 Journalists Following Payments For News Content

The ABC has added more than 50 additional reporter positions in regional locations as a result of deals with Meta (formerly Facebook Inc) and Google. Following the adoption of the Mandatory News Media and Digital Platforms Trading Code in February, which included public broadcasters, the CBA began trade negotiations with digital platforms. Finalized deals with […]

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Facebook Inks signs deal with French publishers to pay for news content

Top line Facebook has signed an agreement with a French lobby group that represents 300 French publishers to pay for news content circulating on its users’ feeds, several media reported Thursday, as publishers around the world stressed the need for the social media giant to offset their content that generates advertising revenue for Facebook. Facebook […]

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After Australia, Facebook will pay media for news content in France

Facebook will now pay French media to post information on its platform, the social media giant announced on Thursday.. It turns out that Facebook will now pay certain French newspapers for all the information it presents to users on their feeds, news agency AFP first reported. Not so long ago, Google announced a similar arrangement […]

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Facebook agrees to pay News Corp. Australia for news content: NPR

An illustration of a post seen on Facebook mobile last month, when Facebook banned publishers and users in Australia from posting and sharing news content amid a dispute over a new law obliging technology platforms to pay for it. Robert Cianflone ​​/ Getty Images hide caption toggle legend Robert Cianflone ​​/ Getty Images An illustration […]

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Facebook to spend $ 1 billion on news content over three years

Facebook Inc. FB -0.02% has said it will spend at least $ 1 billion on licensing from news publishers over the next three years, a commitment that comes as tech giants come under close scrutiny from governments around the world for paying for news content that appears on their platforms. The spending plans come on […]

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Australia passes law forcing Facebook and Google to pay for news content

The Australian government has passed a new law forcing Google and Facebook to negotiate with the media to pay for their content or face arbitration. “This is an important step”, noted Josh Frydenberg, the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party who spearheaded the new law. “This legislation will help level the playing field and see […]