Australia says Facebook ‘heavy-handed’ for cutting off news feeds in fight over payments

//Australia says Facebook ‘heavy-handed’ for cutting off news feeds in fight over payments

Australia says Facebook ‘heavy-handed’ for cutting off news feeds in fight over payments

Facebook has started restricting the sharing of news on its service in Australia, defying a controversial proposed law that would require technology companies to pay publishers when their articles are posted by users.The ban constitutes the strongest action yet in response to the proposed legislation, which would force Facebook and Alphabet’s Google to pay publishers for the value their articles generate on the digital platforms.News outlets have demanded such payments, arguing they should be…

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By | 2021-02-17T22:59:49+00:00 February 17th, 2021|Technology|Comments Off on Australia says Facebook ‘heavy-handed’ for cutting off news feeds in fight over payments