Time to be tough Facebook after moving to Australia, says the senior UK legislator

Facebook’s move to block all media content in Australia is an incredibly irresponsible attempt to intimidate a democracy and will bolster the determination of lawmakers around the world to be tough with tech giants, a senior British lawmaker said.

“This action – this bully boy action – that they have taken in Australia I think will ignite the desire to go further among lawmakers around the world,” said Julian Knight, chair of the Committee on Digital, Culture, Media and Social. sports of the British Parliament Reuters.

“We represent people and I’m sorry but you can’t bulldoze this – what if Facebook he thinks he will, he will face the same long-term ire of big oil and tobacco companies, ”Knight said.

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