Australian Leader Urges Facebook to Lift Its News Blockade
Australia’s prime minister urged Facebook to lift its blockade of Australian users and return to the negotiating table with news publishing businesses.
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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister on Friday urged Facebook to lift its blockade of Australian users and return to the negotiating table with news publishing businesses, warning that other countries would follow his government’s example in making digital giants pay for journalism. Prime Minister Scott Morrison described Facebook’s move Thursday to prevent Australians accessing and sharing news as a threat. The blockade has escalated a fight with the government over whether powerful tech…