Facebook owner Meta Platforms is threatening to remove news from its service if the US Congress passes a media bill. Photo: Agence France-Presse
Facebook owner Meta Platforms is threatening to remove news from its service if the US Congress passes a media bill. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Facebook owner Meta may remove news from platform if US Congress passes media bill

  • Facebook said proposal fails to recognise that media firms put content on the platform because ‘it benefits their bottom line – not the other way around’
  • Australia passed a similar law in March 2021 after talks with Big Tech firms led to a brief shutdown of Facebook news feeds in the country

Facebook owner Meta Platforms is threatening to remove news from its service if the US Congress passes a media bill. Photo: Agence France-Presse
Facebook owner Meta Platforms is threatening to remove news from its service if the US Congress passes a media bill. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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