Facebook’s news ban in Australia caught a lot of people by surprise.
On February 18, Facebook users in Australia woke to find that they couldn’t access or share news on the platform.
Since then, Facebook decided to reverse course and switch the news back on.
*What made the company change its mind?
*Why this battle is an international issue with international implications?
*Who is winning?
*What, if anything, does this mean for content providers and journalists?
Podcast: Facebook’s News Ban In Australia
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