Posted by Richard Willet - Memes and headline comments by David Icke Posted on 23 February 2021

Spineless Australian government caves to Facebook as Australia’s ‘news’ returns after Canberra agrees to amend law forcing Big Tech to pay media. What the hell do they need Facebook ‘news’ for?

Facebook has vowed to revive thousands of Australian news pages after the government said it would amend its new media code, which requires web platforms to pay for news content, following a weeklong standoff.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said Facebook had promised “to restore Australian news pages in the coming days” in a statement on Tuesday, noting the Scott Morrison administration would soon introduce “further amendments” to the media bargaining code.

“These amendments will provide further clarity to digital platforms and news media businesses about the way the Code is intended to operate and strengthen the framework for ensuring news media businesses are fairly remunerated,” Frydenberg said.

Read More: Facebook to lift ban on Australia’s news after standoff as Canberra agrees to amend law forcing Big Tech to pay media

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