Government said, Facebook prohibits news sharing in Australia

Facebook prohibits news sharing in Australia, the government says "attack on a sovereign country, misuse of powers".

On Thursday, Facebook banned the sharing of news in Australia (News Sharing), showing a strong attitude.

This move of the Social Media Company has led to increased disputes among the government, media, and powerful technology companies.

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The Australian Government has condemned Facebook's move. This move of the social media company has been described by an Australian minister as "an attack on a sovereign country" and misuse of powers.

Facebook has also 'blocked' some government dialogues and some commercial pages, including messages about emergency services.

Finance Minister Josh Friedenberg said that the House of Representatives, the lower house of Australia's parliament, has passed a bill that provides for payment for Australian journalism by Facebook and Google.

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Other countries need to learn from Australia

He said that Facebook did not give any warning before taking this step.

However, before this bill becomes a law it will need to be pass by the Senate, the upper house of parliament. Actually, Facebook is fearing that what is happening in Australia, other countries will also follow the same map step.

Friedenberg said that Facebook's move was unnecessary, that they are taking a tough stance, and that this will tarnish their image in Australia.

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Facebook has said that the proposed law has not understood the relationship between our platform and the publishers who use it.

Health Minister Greg Hunt said in Parliament that it was an attack on a sovereign nation.

It is an attack on the freedom of the people, especially it is a complete misuse of the market power of big technologies and control over technology.

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Facebook's move threatens public safety

The government has alleged on Facebook that it is temporarily endangering public safety by temporarily 'blocking' the message of emergency services, that too on a day when floods have to warn in various parts of the country.

Communications Minister Paul Fletcher said that he has told Facebook that the government should restore access to its page.

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He said that the Facebook pages of the state health department, fire brigade, and emergency services are blocking, this is an issue of public safety.

Both Google and Facebook have threatened that retaliation will be demand if Australia enacts this law.

At the same time, the government wants to ensure that the media business of the country gets a fair amount for their journalism on these online forums.

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Facebook may also get Ban or Block

If this new law comes into force in Australia, then the giants of the digital sector will not be in a position to dominate the bargain for the amount paid for news.

They will not be able to offer that just take this amount, or will not get it.

Facebook had threatened to prevent people in Australia from sharing news on its platform, rather than making payments under the provisions of the proposed "News Media Bargaining Code".

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At the same time, Google had threatened that it would remove its search engine in Australia.

However, Google's threat is no longer meaningful as it has struck a deal with Australian media companies.

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp announced a deal with Google on Wednesday. At the same time, Seven West Media had signed a deal earlier this week.

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Mark Zuckerberg expressed concern over the law

In the meantime, Friedenberg said that he talked to his chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg after Facebook took steps to block the page.

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The minister said that Zuckerberg told me that he had some concerns about the provisions of the proposed law.

He said that his government is bound to this law.

He said that other countries are also closely monitoring, but Google and Facebook, and other digital companies are also thinking about its results.

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