The ongoing dispute between Facebook and the Australian government over news content sharing came to an end on Tuesday. The social media platform Facebook has agreed to comply with Australia’s new law. His dispute with the government about this law started last week. Facebook then closed its pages in Australia. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison refused to bow down in front of Facebook. He also sought help from the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi in this regard.
Pages will be re-stored
After the deal was finalized with the Australian Government, Facebook said in a statement – in the coming days we will re-store the pages containing news content. The ban will end. The government of Australia said- Facebook has been compromised. They have agreed to accept our conditions on the important issues of the new law.
Facebook Australia Managing Director Will Aston said – We have made some changes. Now the company will continue to invest in Australia in the interest of people and journalism. The meaning of this deal is that now companies like Facebook and Google will have to pay a fixed amount to use the reports of local media.
What’s in the law
While Corona was at its peak, companies like Facebook and Google made huge profits, but media houses suffered losses. They had to be trimmed. During this time, social media platforms kept earning money by sharing news links. Now according to the law made by the Austrian government, if social media platforms share news content, then they have to share profits with the company concerned. Facebook and Google are not ready to accept this. They are threatening to shut down services in Australia.
Mark Zuckerberg spoke to Australian officials on Friday about the proposed legislation. After this, Prime Minister Morrison had clearly said – there is no question of bowing to the threats of Facebook. We will definitely see the interests of our country and the companies here. Morrison refused to succumb to the threats from tech companies and talked to several heads of state around the world. Morrison also sought help from India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi to curb the arbitrariness of Facebook.
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