Facebook’s ‘reprehensible’ move to block news in Australia will have dire consequences, MPs warn

Labor’s Treasury spokesperson Jim Chalmers says Facebook’s decision to ban the sharing of news content will negatively affect people’s ability to access critical health news during the coronavirus pandemic. “This will have consequences for people who are trying to access health news during a pandemic,” he told the media on Thursday morning. “It will have consequences for all those people who rely on Facebook to get their news, credible news from credible sources,” he said. “This is a mess of the government’s making. It is up to the government to tell us what has gone on here and what they are doing to fix it,” … (full story)

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