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Facebook to restore Australia news pages after deal on media law

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By Andrew BEATTY

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Who gets their news from Facebook?

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Too bad. My Aussie friends said it was nice having a cleaner news feed.

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The digital platforms and news publishers couldn't afford the loss of revenue

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At least AFP did a better job at pointing out that this new law doesn't help or cover small independent news and publishers.

In fact they were left out of the law which is a Rupert Murdoch backed law.

This was specifically written to benefit larger mainstream media and block small independent News from having any say, any contracts and access to FB users.

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AntiquesavingToday  11:45 am JST

This was specifically written to benefit larger mainstream media and block small independent News from having any say, any contracts and access to FB users.

More and more people are shunning mainstream media for independent news anyway. Those who are doing so have already developed a finely tuned 'BS meter' and aren't Facebook's core users. The point is that "having access to Facebook users" isn't such a blow to independent media as the outflux of switched-on, critically thinking people (from Facebook etc) is to the social media publishers.

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More and more people are shunning mainstream media for independent news anyway.

Which has directly led to a lot of the problems in America - so many of these "independent news sources" have no jounalistic integrity, but they sell sensationalist fear, something the right is particularly prone to.

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Facebook: Gangster capitalism at work. As for news feeds: the employed algorithms block genuine journalists who have been shunted to the margins. Though weirdo bloggers and nonsense that doesn't even aspire to the level of a tabloid appear regularly. Facebook is a data mining venture, incredibly intrusive and warrants regulation due to monopoly status. Facebook has a very large, detrimental effect on the practice of actual journalism and its proliferation. Same with Google.

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platforms should pay anyone for links

Lol, links is how the entire Internet works.

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warrants regulation due to monopoly status

Not sure that is true... Facebook doesn’t seem to have a monopoly because many people have been quitting it. I personally rarely ever use it.

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I don’t understand what was this blunder from Facebook about. Usually companies think well in advance and don’t mess with any government. Is it just to make their shares price jump back and force for someone from the management to buy a pair of new trousers?

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Analysts say Facebook got the better of the Australian government in this deal

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Analysts say Facebook got the better of the Australian government in this deal

I'm inclined to agree. Australia had a big chance here, and they fouled it up. Which is unsurprising for the Morrison government. They are all about big business over the little guy. In this case it was the government negotiating for one big business against another.

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