Media companies slam Facebook move

Facebook has made a stunning move to ban publishers and users in Australia from sharing or viewing any news articles on its platform in response to the Morrison government’s proposed media bargaining laws.

A Nine spokesperson said the decision was disappointing.

“This action proves again their monopoly position and unreasonable behaviour,” the spokesperson said. “But today’s statement does not mean Facebook will not have to abide by the federal government’s proposed code. Value has already been transferred and Facebook has benefited from our content for many years.”

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