Australia v Facebook: PM claims tech giant ‘back at the table’ after executive’s apology

Executive Simon Milner apologised after Facebook banned access to health accounts before coronavirus vaccine rollout

  • Facebook is gambling Australia can’t live without it. Imagine if we prove them wrong
  • Misinformation runs rampant as Facebook says it may take a week before it unblocks some pages

Australia’s prime minister says Facebook is back at the negotiating table after the tech giant this week blocked news on its site in the country.

However, despite Scott Morrison saying Facebook has “tentatively friended us again”, the company has publicly indicated no change in its opposition to the proposed law requiring social media platforms to pay for links to news content.

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