Dispute over media law: Australia defies Facebook

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Status: 02/22/2021 12:48 p.m.

 The  Australian government has announced that it will no longer run ads on Facebook. This intensifies the dispute between the government and the Internet company over a planned media law.

Australian Health Minister Greg Hubt has announced that the start of the vaccination campaign against the coronavirus will also be advertised on the Internet – just no longer on Facebook. © www.de24.news The  confrontation between the government in Canberra and the US media group is entering the next round. © www.de24.news The  trigger for the dispute is a planned law to regulate the digital news market.

With the new law called “Media News Barging Code”, the Australian government wants to make Facebook and Google pay the Australian media companies usage fees for the distribution of their journalistic content. As a result, part of the advertising revenue from Facebook and Google is to be passed on to the publishers. © www.de24.news The  bill provides for fines in the billions for violations.

Facebook blocks Australian news content

© www.de24.news The  bill was passed by the Australian House of Commons last week. © www.de24.news The  vote in the Senate is scheduled for the end of this week. In response to the planned media law, Facebook has been blocking access to journalistic news units in Australia for days. © www.de24.news

 The  government has already negotiated a possible solution to the conflict with Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg.





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Dispute media law Australia defies Facebook

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