Facebook and the Australian government were able to reach a compromise in their dispute over a new media law. In the coming days, Australian users will again have access to news content.
It has only been a few days since Facebook blocked news content in Australia. would have to pay due to disputes over a new media law, according to the Facebook for the content of the publisher, the social media group pressed the off button for any journalistic content of Australian publishers and generally for Australian users. Now Facebook and the Australian government have negotiated again over the weekend and have come to a more satisfactory result for Facebook. Accordingly, the platform would like to make news content available again in the coming days.
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The media law, which was presented for the first time last year, arose out of an idea of fairness. Publishers should receive compensation for their content on Facebook.
It’s about a fair go for Australian news media businesses, it’s about ensuring that we have increased competition, increased consumer protection and a sustainable media landscape,
had the Australian Treasury Secretary Josh Frydenberg explained at the time. Both Google and Facebook both spoke out strongly against the law. From February 17th, Facebook blocked the journalistic content, while Google is still in negotiations with individual publishers. In the negotiations over the past weekend, additions to the new media law have now been added.
Above all, these should clarify how and when the law is to be applied in the future. Commercial relationships between the publishers and Facebook are particularly prominent. Their agreements would to a certain extent take precedence over the media law. Accordingly, Facebook could decide for itself which publishers should be supported. The social network would then also pay for their content. The legislative changes are due to be debated by the Senate on Tuesday.
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