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Facebook threatens to ban Australians from sharing news

    9 NEWS By 9News Staff Sep 1, 2020

    Social media giant Facebook has threatened to block Australian users from sharing news if a proposed news media bargaining code goes ahead.

    Technology giants Google and Facebook will be required to negotiate with Australian media companies over payment for news content and notify them of algorithm changes under the proposed mandatory code of conduct.

    But Facebook Australia managing director Will Easton said in a post today they have been left with little choice.

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