Australia says Facebook in talks with government after news ban

20 Février, 2021, 13:43 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison blasted Facebook on its own platform for

Canada, India, France and the United Kingdom are just a few of the countries Morrison pointed to as preparing to emulate Australia in its stand for democratic principles against monopolistic mayhem.

"What I'm pleased about is that Facebook's back at the table".

"The idea of shutting down the sorts of sites they did yesterday, as some sort of threat - well, I know how Australians react to that and I thought that was not a good move on their part", Morrison said Friday.

Mr Morrison said he was continuing to mobilise global support in the Federal Government's stoush with Facebook.

Asked whether he expected to receive global support from other nations following Facebook's controversial move, Morrison said he spoke to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday about the issue, among other world leaders including Canadian leader Justin Trudeau.

Morrison said the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and France's Emmanuel Macron were also monitoring the issue closely. "And we discuss that a lot". So now, Facebook and Google must pay news publishers whenever they "use" their content on their platforms - it's like a royalty licensing deal.

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The government, through a high-ranking official, Josh Frydenberg, stated that the government will not sit idly as Facebook attempts to bully Australia to tow its line by jettisoning the new legislation. "We called them out", Mr Morrison said.

"It's not OK to unfriend Australia because Australia is very friendly", Morrison said.

The company has "tentatively friended us again", he quipped.

The ripples trailing the action of Facebook to ban news content in Australia has started reverberating, as the government has responded by claiming that the action of Facebook had severely endangered public safety, even as the country continues to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Here's the argument, from the perspective of the news publishers.

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