Facebook Threatens to Block News in Australia Over Proposed Legislation

Australian legislation is meant to help publishers

Facebook threatened to block news in Australia. Photo Illustration: Trent Joaquin; Source: Getty Images, Facebook

Facebook is threatening to ban users in Australia from sharing local and international news if pending legislation that would require the social media behemoth to alter its financial agreements with media organizations is passed.

@SaraJerde sara.jerde@adweek.com Sara Jerde is publishing editor at Adweek, where she covers traditional and digital publishers’ business models. She also oversees political coverage ahead of the 2020 election.