Facebook Unblocks News to Australia in an Unfathomable Media Fracas
Posted on February 26, 2021
It’s over. Around 3am Australian Eastern Standard Time on Friday, February 26th, 2021, Facebook allowed Australians to read and share news links on its platform once again. For just on a week now, Facebook had banned news, news pages and news links in Australia and not a single journalistic source had been able to explain what went on and why. Some sources told you it impacted established media companies like News Corp’s cable TV Sky News Australia and its Herald Sun newspaper; Nine Entertainment’s Freeview TV stations and its old Fairfax papers like The Age and Australian Financial Review; Seven West Media’s Freeview TV stations and its West Australian paper; and the Guardian et al. And they were right. Some sources told you…
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