Facebook says we were forced to block the media in Australia due to the law

Facebook Inc said Thursday that it has blocked media content in Australia because the bill did not provide clear guidance on the definition of news content and said its commitment to fighting disinformation has not changed.

“The actions we are taking focus on restricting publishers and people in Australia from sharing or viewing Australian and international news content, “a company spokesperson said.

“Since the law does not provide clear guidance on the definition of news content, we have adopted a broad definition to comply with the law as it is written. However, we will cancel any pages that were inadvertently affected, “the spokesperson said.

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  • Facebook says we were forced to block the media in Australia due to the law