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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – News Corp. և Facebook Australia has entered into news payment deals three weeks after the government passed legislation that will help digital giants help cover journalism costs.

The New York-based media business, which mainly operates in the United States, Britain and Australia, announced on Tuesday that it had reached a multi-year agreement with Facebook that covers its main Australian topics, including regional publications.

The payment transaction follows a similar agreement with Google last month.

Sky News Australia, a subsidiary of News Corp Australia, also reached a new agreement, which is based on an existing Facebook agreement, News Corp said in a statement.

The deal follows an agreement reached in 2019, under which News Corp US publications receive payment for accessing stories through Facebook News.

“The agreement with Facebook is a guideline to change the business environment of journalism. It ազդեցություն materially կունենա will have a significant impact on our Australian news business,” said Robert Thomson, CEO of News Corp.

Andrew Hunter, head of Facebook News Partnerships in New land ել a Australia, says News Corp Australia և’s agreements with Sky News’ mean people have access to premium news articles նոր new news videos on Facebook News Corp from the national, capital network, rural and suburban newsrooms. “

Thomson thanked the Australian government for its “principled stance on publishers” under its laws, which could force Facebook and Google to pay for news content available through their apps if the two gateways to the Internet failed to make fair deals.

News Corp now has paid deals with Facebook, Google և Apple to provide access to journalism.

Google was faster than Facebook in making deals with the Australian news business as digital platform laws emerged through parliamentary processes.

Seven West Media is the only major Australian media company to announce a pay deal with Facebook.

One day after Parliament passed the law last month, Facebook announced preliminary payroll deals with private media outlets such as Schwartz Media and independent media outlets Solstice Media.

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