Facebook has banned Australian media organisations from posting links to news articles on the social media platform. Photo: Reuters Facebook has banned Australian media organisations from posting links to news articles on the social media platform. Photo: Reuters
Facebook has banned Australian media organisations from posting links to news articles on the social media platform. Photo: Reuters
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Why Facebook banning news days before Australia’s coronavirus vaccine roll-out is dangerous

  • The combined effect of Facebook’s decision could be damaging to public health messaging as the country prepares to begin its inoculation campaign
  • By minimising the media’s role at this moment, the platform will make it harder for people to access good information, at a time when they need it most

Facebook has banned Australian media organisations from posting links to news articles on the social media platform. Photo: Reuters Facebook has banned Australian media organisations from posting links to news articles on the social media platform. Photo: Reuters
Facebook has banned Australian media organisations from posting links to news articles on the social media platform. Photo: Reuters
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