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After blocking Australian news, Facebook’s free speech myth is dead – and regulators should take notice

By Carolina Are, Researcher and visiting lecturer, City, University of London
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Facebook’s recent decision to block its Australian users from sharing or viewing news content has provoked a worldwide backlash and accusations of hubris and bullying. The row has also exposed the fragility of Facebook’s founding myth: that Mark Zuckerberg’s brainchild is a force for good, providing a public space for people to connect, converse and cooperate.

An inclusive public space in the good times, Facebook has yet again proved willing to eject and exclude…


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