Facebook’s News Ban In Australia: Who’s Winning?

Facebook's news ban in Australia
Facebook’s beef with Australia is part of a bigger push to pay publishers.

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.

Find out:

*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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Show Notes:

Google on Media Bargaining Code (Video)

Slate: Australia’s wonderous time without news on Facebook is about to end

BBC: Facebook reverses ban on news pages in Australia

The Sydney Morning Herald: Google to pay publishers under new licensing deal

AP: In Australia, Google makes publisher deals, Facebook walks

CBC: Canada vows to be the next country to make Facebook pay for news

CBC: Local news could disappear if Canada doesn’t stand up to tech giants