Even for a company that specialises in PR disasters, Facebook has excelled with its Australian blackout | Facebook | The Guardian

Facebook’s news blackout was a pushback against the Australian government’s mandatory news bargaining code which proposes a system for negotiated payments from platforms to publishers for links to news articles.
Media in private hands is the problem we need a Independant public hub. The LNP certainly don’t want that.

Thu 18 Feb 2021 18.59 AEDT Last modified on Fri 19 Feb 2021 01.14 AEDT 308 When Facebook removed vast swathes of Australian media from its platform overnight on Wednesday the social media company intended to shock the system of Australian government and media cronyism and send a strong message to regulators everywhere. Instead, Facebook managed to turn attention away from a flawed piece of legislation and on to its own reckless, opaque power.

Even for a company that specialises in PR disasters, Facebook has excelled with its Australian blackout | Facebook | The Guardian

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.