Why Facebook banned news on its platform in Australia
For Australian media, Facebook has left the chat.
Responding to proposed Australian legislation to force tech giants to pay for news on their platforms, Facebook has pre-emptively moved to block users from seeing and sharing news on its platform. Australian users cannot view or share content from domestic or international news sources while users outside Australia cannot share news from Australian sources.
James Temperton is digital editor of Wired's U.K. edition and host of the Wired podcast. Today on Front Burner, he reports on Facebook's Australia news ban and shares his thoughts on what other countries can learn from it as Canada considers a similar move.