Australia bows down before Facebook
Finally, the Australia government came down and it is taken back the decision about the News Agencies. With this, Facebook has released a statement on Tuesday that they are lifting the ban on Australian news and the news will appear again on their site like before. It is known that there is a heated debate going on among the Australia government and Google, Facebook over the payments.
The Australian government brought a new law to pay the money for their news agencies or networks for publishing the news on Google and Facebook. Google and Facebook which didn't agree with the new law made by the Australian government has warned to remove their services entirely in Australia if necessary. And they denied paying money.
Recently, Facebook has imposed a ban on Australian news from appearing on their site. There was outrage across the country over Facebook’s decision. Under coercion, the government invited them for talks. The Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has once again held talks with Facebook representatives. Later, he agreed to amend the Media Act.
With this, Facebook was also lifting the ban on news pages, said Will Easton, Facebook Australia's managing director. Australian PM said that Facebook has again become a friend to us. On the other end, Google is said to be made agreements with small companies in Australia. For this, it has also set up a special section called "News Showcase". This section is designed to make all the news visible posted by news organizations.