News Corp strikes content deal with Facebook in Australia

SYDNEY: Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp on Tuesday announced a three-year content deal with Facebook in Australia, weeks after Canberra introduced laws forcing digital platforms to pay for news. Facebook last month blocked all news in the country amid a heated dispute over the legislation, causing outrage Down Under as non-media Facebook pages, including for emergency services, government health departments and charities, were caught up in the ban. But the US tech giant later lifted the news blackout and agreed to negotiate paid arrangements with Australian media, leading the government to water do…

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