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1 day ago

After much debate, Australia's Parliament passes news media code

Days after Facebook pulled the plug on News in the country, The Treasury Laws Amendment (News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code) Bill 2021 passed after a series of amendments.

2 days ago

Facebook bans Myanmar military and ads from military-linked companies

This just-announced move not only bans military-controlled state and media entities from Facebook and Instagram but also prohibits ads from military-linked commercial entities.

4 days ago

Facebook to restore news in Australia

The social-media network said the Australian government has agreed to make last-minute changes to the terms of the media bargaining code, which could pass as soon as Wednesday.

Feb 19, 2021

Australia to press ahead with media bargaining law despite backlash

As Facebook pulls news sites offline, prime minister Scott Morrison is unbowed, telling social media users he "won't be intimidated" by big tech.

Feb 19, 2021

Marketers have the power to fix media imbalances

Facebook’s recent action in Australia and the subsequent boycott calls point to the need for a vibrant, competitive advertising ecosystem which marketers have the power to foster, argues Mediabrands' Joshua Lowcock.

Feb 18, 2021

Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news

Move comes in response to Australia's new media bargaining law that came into effect overnight.