Facebook blocks news sharing in Australia over media law

Brisbane (Australia) (AFP) – Facebook blocked the sharing of news in Australia on Wednesday over government plans to make it pay media groups for content, but the move disrupted the pages of emergency services while triggering accusations of censorship. From early Thursday, Australians were unable to post links to news articles or view the Facebook pages of news outlets from anywhere in the world. The move came as retaliation for laws proposed in Canberra that would force social media giants to pay for news content shared on their sites. Fire, health and meteorological services around the coun…

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