UPDATED: Facebook BANS AUSSIE NEWS Due to Bargaining Code

UPDATE 11PM 25/2/21 AEDT

Australian news on Facebook will return tomorrow, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has confirmed.Speaking to Jim Wilson on 2GB, the Treasurer said local news pages will be restored after they were banned from the platform for over a week

UPDATE: 23/2/21

VIA BBC NEWS https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-56165015

Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg had told him the ban would end “in the coming days”, after the pair had talks.

Mr Frydenberg said amendments would be made to the law.

“Facebook has re-friended Australia,” he told reporters in Canberra on Tuesday.

The government has been debating the law – seen as a possible test case for regulation globally – in the Senate, after it was passed in the lower house last week.

Facebook has blocked Australian users from sharing or viewing news content on the platform, causing much alarm over public access to key information.

It comes in response to a proposed law which would make tech giants pay for news content on their platforms.

Australians on Thursday woke up to find that Facebook pages of all local and global news sites were unavailable.

Several government health and emergency pages were also blocked – something Facebook later asserted was a mistake.

Those outside of the country are also unable to read or access any Australian news publications on the platform.

The Australian government has strongly criticised the move, saying it demonstrated the “immense market power of these digital social giants”.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the ban on news information had a “huge community impact”. About 17 million Australians visit the social media site every month.

But Facebook said the law left it “facing a stark choice: attempt to comply with a law that ignores the realities of this relationship, or stop allowing news content on our services in Australia”.




Recently, many FB pages have been blocked and restricted in response to the News Bargaining Code. Prople have asked weather Kalab Templeman Vlogs & Tech has been affected.

Kalab Templeman Vlogs & Tech and kalabtempleman.com is NOT affected by the Facebook News Ban in response to the News Bargaining Code, (where big tech is forced to pay media companties)

As kalabtempleman.com is my personal website, it should not be affected, and this page shouldn’t be removed/domain blocked

HOWEVER, there has been cases where non news company facebook pages have been removed without warning (some not restored) if this is the case, go to kalabtempleman.com/social for a list of our social media platforns.


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