Facebook has announced an initial agreement with three private publishers Australia, ‘Private Media’, ‘Switz Media’ and ‘Solastic Media’.
- February 26, 2021, 4:12 PM IST
The statement said that these agreements will present a new chapter in the best journalism. Some of these include payments for earlier content. At the same time, Rebecca Costello, Chief Executive of Switz Media, said that the agreement would help her company to continue independent journalism. “There has never been as much need for pluralistic voices in the Australian press today,” Costello said in a Facebook statement.
Let me tell you that in Australia a few days ago, Facebook suddenly banned many pages, which affected many emergency services. Facebook also banned people from posting anything on such pages that used to warn people about corona virus, fire and cyclones. In fact, Facebook had banned this mainly on general news websites as well as many government pages and websites. In fact, in Australia, Facebook was banned from posting news to all news pages there, displeased with the law made to give money to digital companies to show news. This ban of Facebook included the news website as well as some government departments and government sites.Also read: UN chief gives Indian economist Noronha important responsibility in UNEP
Google-Facebook had expressed their displeasure
Google and Facebook had already expressed their displeasure over this law. Google had said that if this law is passed, then that country will stop in its services. At the same time, Facebook also said that if it is forced to pay, Australian publishers will be barred from sharing the news, as Facebook later did.