CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Facebook said on Tuesday it would lift a ban on Australians exchanging news after a deal was struck with the Australian government over legislation that would allow digital giants to pay for journalism.
Treasurer Osh Friedenberg և Facebook confirmed in a statement that they had agreed to amend the proposed legislation so that social network սոցիալական Google would pay for their Australian news.
Last week, Facebook blocked Australian users from accessing news after the House of Representatives passed the bill late Wednesday night.
The Senate will consider the amended legislation on Tuesday.
“Facebook has advised the government that it intends to revive the Australian news pages in the coming days,” said Friedenberg նախարար Communications Minister Paul Fletcher.
Google, through its News Showcase model, lists Australia’s largest media companies in content licensing transactions.
The platform says it has entered into deals with more than 50 Australian titles through Showcase 500 more than 500 publishers using the model, which launched in October.
Facebook has said it will now negotiate with Australian publishers under its own Facebook News model.
“We are pleased that the Australian Government has agreed to a number of change guarantees that address our core concerns by allowing commercial transactions that recognize the value our publishers provide to publishers relative to the value they receive,” says Facebook Regional. CEO William Easton said in a statement.
“As a result of these changes, we can now work to increase our investment in journalism of public interest in the coming days and restore Facebook news to Australians,” Easton added.