19 Feb 2021

Real lives at stake with Facebook news ban, says charity

From Midday Report, 12:42 pm on 19 February 2021

To Australia, where the extent of collateral damage of Facebook's mass un-friending is still becoming clear.

Charities, welfare groups, health and emergency services were caught up when Facebook decided to ban all Australian-made news content, rather than share any of its profits with the newsrooms.

Meriana Johnsen spoke to Foodbank Australia's chief executive, Brianna Casey, and asked if she got any prior warning.