Facebook Australia to bring news back to platform

Facebook has agreed to lift its ban on news being shared and accessed on the platform in Australia, the government announced on Tuesday.

Facebook came under fire in Australia last week after it blocked the sharing or viewing of news links in the country. It had objected to the government’s attempts to pass a new law requiring social media giants to pay news providers for their content.

A breakthrough came on Tuesday in 11th-hour negotiations when the Australian government agreed to amend the legislation’s proposed code of conduct.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced that news pages would be restored to Face book “in the coming days” as the amendments were being made to the law.

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