Facebook signs content deals, restores news services in Australia

Facebook Inc ended a one-week blackout of Australian news on its popular social media site on Friday and announced preliminary commercial agreements with three small local publishers. The moves reflected easing tensions between the U.S. company and the Australian government, a day after the country’s parliament passed a law forcing it and Alphabet Inc’s Google… Read More Facebook signs content deals, restores news services in Australia

Facebook to restore news services in Australia following amendment of content laws

Facebook said on Tuesday it will restore Australian news pages after negotiating changes with the government to a proposed law that forces tech giants to pay for media content displayed on their platforms. Australia and the social media group have been locked in a standoff for more than a week after the government introduced legislation… Read More Facebook to restore news services in Australia following amendment of content laws

Facebook restricts publishers and users in Australia from sharing news content

Facebook Inc will restrict publishers and users in Australia from sharing or viewing news content in response to a proposed law that would require it and Alphabet Inc’s to pay publishers for content, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday. The law “fundamentally misunderstands” the relationship between tech platforms and publishers, Facebook said,… Read More Facebook restricts publishers and users in Australia from sharing news content

Google says it will block search engine in Australia over publishing rules

Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday it would block its search engine in Australia if the government proceeds with a new code that would force it and Facebook Inc to pay media companies for the right to use their content. Google’s threat escalates a battle with publishers such as News Corp that is being closely… Read More Google says it will block search engine in Australia over publishing rules