Your Shortcut to... Why Facebook Removed the News

News Club

24-02-2021 • 11 mins

Many Aussies got quite a shock when they woke up on 18 February to find no news content on their Facebook feeds. But less than a week later, following discussions with the federal government, Facebook announced it will be reversing its decision. It was the latest move in what has been a back-and-forth feud with the government and media outlets over whether they should pay to have news on their platforms. So in this episode of Squiz Shortcuts, we cover the events leading up to Facebook’s decision, the push by the Australian government to protect Aussie media outlets, and where it's all heading. Check out The Squiz Today email and podcast - published 6 am each weekday, it's your shortcut to the news: https://www.thesquiz.com.au. Squiz recommends: The Squiz Facebook page Paul Fletcher's outburst over the loss of the North Shore Mums Facebook page during question time (Fast forward to about the four minute mark...)  See /privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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