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Facebook agrees to restore Australian news pages

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Australia and Facebook have been in a standoff over a draft law that will force tech giants to pay for news.
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Facebook Agrees To Restore News In Australia After Government Makes Amendments To Proposed Law

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Facebook said the Australian government has agreed to make several amendments to its proposed media bargaining code.
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Facebook users in Australia can again share news links

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Earlier this month, Facebook restricted Australian users and publishers from posting news content over plans for paying publishers.
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Australia Says Facebook Will Lift the Country's News Ban

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CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's government announced on Tuesday that Facebook has agreed to lift its ban on Australians sharing news after a deal was struck on legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Facebook confirmed in statements that they had reached agreement on amendments to proposed legislation that would make the social network and Google pay for news that they feature.
Facebook blocked Australian users from accessing and sharing news last week after the House of Representatives passed the draft law late Wednesday.
The Senate...
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Facebook to lift ban on Australia's news after standoff as Canberra agrees to amend law forcing Big Tech to pay media

Facebook to lift ban on Australia's news after standoff as Canberra agrees to amend law forcing Big Tech to pay media

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Facebook has vowed to revive thousands of Australian news pages after the local government said it would amend its new media code, which requires web platforms to pay for news content, following a weeklong standoff.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said Facebook had promised “to restore Australian news pages in the coming days” in a statement on Tuesday, noting the Scott Morrison administration would soon introduce “further amendments” to the media bargaining code.
“These amendments will provide further clarity to digital platforms and news media businesses about the way the Code is intended to...
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Facebook Strikes Deal to Restore News Sharing in Australia

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The agreement means users and publishers in Australia can once again share links to news articles, after Facebook had blocked the practice last week.
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