23 Feb 2021

Facebook restores news content for Australians

From Checkpoint, 6:26 pm on 23 February 2021

Facebook is restoring access to news content in Australia, after apparently reaching a compromise with the federal government.

The ban had come in response to proposed new media laws which would have forced Facebook to pay to show Australian news.

The Australian government says the amendments clarify the laws - while also allowing for a fairer negotiation process for Facebook.

Australian treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, spoke a short time ago - announcing that Facebook had "re-friended" Australia.