Facebook Cuts Off Australia From News

Tech giant blocks publishers rather than pay for news content through a proposed law

Facebook and Google took opposite stances initially. Chesnot/Getty Images. History

Facebook will no longer allow Australian users to view or share news articles, the company announced today, opting to cut the country off entirely rather than pay its publishers for news content.

@ScottNover scott.nover@adweek.com Scott Nover is a platforms reporter at Adweek, covering social media companies and their influence.