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Why Facebook users in Australia can no longer view or share news on the social network


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A woman looks at the Facebook logo on an iPad in this photo illustration taken June 3, 2018

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Facebook took the action in response to a proposed law.

When Australians woke up on Thursday and checked their phones, they found that there was no news on their Facebook walls, whether from local or global media.

And it is that the social network blocked the possibility that its users in Australia can view or share informative content, which generated various questions about public access to key information.

Facebook’s move is in response to a bill that seeks to make tech giants pay for the news content they share.

Companies like Google and Facebook have argued that the law does not reflect how the internet works and unfairly “penalizes” their platforms.

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