Australia will become the first to make Facebook pay for news sourced from local providers under a royalty-style system. Photo: DPAAustralia will become the first to make Facebook pay for news sourced from local providers under a royalty-style system. Photo: DPA
Australia will become the first to make Facebook pay for news sourced from local providers under a royalty-style system. Photo: DPA

Facebook threatens to block news sharing in Australia over royalty law

  • The social media giant said it will stop users of Facebook and Instagram sharing local and international news if the draft code becomes law
  • Australia said the legislation was in the national interest and would create a more sustainable local media industry where original content was paid for

Topic |   Australia
Australia will become the first to make Facebook pay for news sourced from local providers under a royalty-style system. Photo: DPAAustralia will become the first to make Facebook pay for news sourced from local providers under a royalty-style system. Photo: DPA
Australia will become the first to make Facebook pay for news sourced from local providers under a royalty-style system. Photo: DPA
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