Amid the rising tension regarding social media, the Facebook Inc. has disable many pages, told the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Following this move the Facebook and government have decided to engage together. The pages included many Health pages and charities which helped in fighting against covid-19.
But today Morrison told “They’re back at the table,” “That’s what we want to see. We want to work through this issue.”
Morrison also accepted the Facebook’s apology for the act saying the pages were mistakenly shut down by the Facebook. However, the Prime Minister called the action “completely indefensible”.
Facebook on Thursday blocked news sharing on its platform in Australian in response to a legal standoff with the government, which is expected to pass laws next week aimed at compensating the local media industry for advertising revenue lost to digital platforms.
Facebook’s dispute on news sharing in Australia is part of a broader battle against global regulation, with lawmakers in other countries watching the case closely.
In contrast, Alphabet Inc.-owned Google — which also opposes the legislation — negotiated a string of deals in the past week with media Australian companies in a bid to avoid the arbitration process enforced by the law.