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Facebook has pulled the trigger on news content — and possibly shot itself in the foot

By Diana Bossio, Lecturer, Media and Communications, Swinburne University of Technology
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Facebook today made good on its threat to block Australians from accessing or posting news content. The ban includes blocking links to Australian and overseas news publishers.

Facebook said the ban was a direct response to the federal government’s news media code legislation, which is expected to become law soon and would require digital platforms such as Facebook and Google to pay news media companies whose content they host.

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