Facebook backtracks on Australian news ban after government negotiations

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After facing significant backlash, Facebook will reverse its ban on news content for Australian users and organisations on its site, according to a statement issued by the social media giant.

The initial ban, which came into effect last week on February 17, was a response to the Australian government’s proposed media bargaining code, which seeks to make tech giants such as Facebook and Google pay news media in Australia for linking to their content.

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