Facebook has agreed to lift its news blackout on Australian pages after the country made changes to its proposal to make internet platforms pay for content.
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Facebook says it was asked to pay a "potentially exorbitant price" in a dispute with Australia over payments to media groups. Australian lawmakers have now officially passed the newly amended media law.
Australia's decision to make Google and Facebook pay for news has been hailed by many as a triumph for journalism. The reality is a bit more complicated, though, says Kate Ferguson.
The social media giant will end its news blackout in Australia after the government agreed to make changes to a new media law. The law would have made negotiations with media companies to pay for news content mandatory.
An Australian lobby group for Facebook and Google has said its members would move to label and remove false content. Lawmakers have said they would not change a proposal to make the companies pay news outlets.
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