Facebook authority blocks the opportunity for Australian users to viewing or sharing any news content through social media.
As a result, there has been some concern about the opportunity for the country’s citizens to have access to important information. News from the BBC.
Like every day of the week, Australian users wake up in the morning on Thursday. But this morning was a bit of an exception for them. When they go to Facebook and look for the Facebook pages of domestic and foreign news sites, they see that they are ban.
In addition, the Facebook pages of several organizations in Australia’s health, emergency services and other sectors have been shut down since yesterday.
However, the technology company later said that they have some flaws in this case. They did not want to close those pages. It was a mistake.
Apart from this, no one from outside Australia will be able to see the pages of any news organization in that country. In response to Facebook’s move, the Australian government said the ban threatened Facebook’s credibility.
A law recently proposed in Australia requires Facebook to pay for the publication of any news content. Facebook’s move is being seen as a counter-response to the proposed Australian law.
Hours before Facebook’s move, Google agreed to pay media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation to publish content from various news websites on its platform.
Australia’s market competition regulators say they have drafted a law aimed at establishing a level playing field for profits for large technology companies and publishers.
However, Facebook said, ‘The law says to choose two bitter options. One of them is to abide by the law where the reality of mutual relations has been disregarded. The other is to stop displaying news content from our activities in Australia. We have chosen the latter with a heavy heart. ‘
Meanwhile, Australian publishers are also unable to publish or share any news content on their Facebook page.
Incidentally, Facebook has millions of followers from the country’s national broadcasters ABC and media outlets such as the Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian.