Australia’s News Media and Digital Platforms Bargaining Code has officially passed through the Senate a day after the Government confirmed last-minute amendments made as part of the Morrison Government’s negotiations with Facebook over the past week.
Days after flicking the off switch on Australian news content across its platform, Facebook will reinstate such content in coming days following Federal Government amendments to the News Media Bargaining Code.
Media organisations and industry commentators have responded scathingly to news Facebook is restricting publishers and people in Australia from sharing or viewing Australian and international news content as a consequence of Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code.
Australia’s controversial and internationally debated News Media Bargaining Code is a step closer to being enacted into legislation following the Senate’s decision to pass the bill.
Google’s threat to remove its search engine offering from Australia unless a ‘workable’ solution is found to the proposed News Media Bargaining Code has drawn the ire of the Prime Minster through to industry groups and media organisations.
With the swiftness of response by social media giants to remove President Trump’s from their platforms following the violent attack on Washington DC last week, it was easy to lose sight of other news around brands choosing to use – or not use – these platforms. Yet...