Facebook cuts deal with Australia, will restore news pages in the coming days

Facebook cuts deal with Australia, will restore news pages in the coming days
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Facebook has reached an agreement with the Australian government and will restore news pages in the country days after restricting them.

The decision follows negotiations between the tech giant and the Australian government, which is set to pass a new media law that will require digital platforms to pay for news.

“After further discussions, we are satisfied that the Australian government has agreed to a number of changes and guarantees that address our core concerns about allowing commercial deals that recognize the value our platform provides to publishers relative to the value we receive from them,” Facebook said in an updated statement.

“As a result of these changes, we can now work to further our investment in public interest…



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