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Australian authorities caves to Fb over media ban

2021-02-23 23:55:21

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The federal government has caved in to Fb, giving the social media big a lot larger management in dealings with media corporations.

Mark Zuckerberg and Josh Frydenberg (Photographs: AP, AAP)

Fb has efficiently known as the bluff of the Morrison authorities, with just a few days’ shutdown of the pages of Australia’s media corporations — and loads of different collateral harm — securing a significant watering-down of the federal government’s extortion racket “information media bargaining code”.

Yesterday Treasurer Josh Frydenberg blinked and introduced a new set of amendments to the laws that “will present additional readability to digital platforms and information media companies about the best way the code is meant to function”.

When the amendments appeared yesterday evening — so unexpectedly drafted the brand new supplementary explanatory memorandum had a typo in it — they confirmed the federal government had considerably shifted the steadiness of energy of the code in favour of Fb.

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