‘Sort this out’: Facebook’s chaotic news ban in Australia blocks pages for fire services, charities and politicians

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Facebook’s sudden and dramatic decision to block people from sharing news in Australia has had unexpected consequences for a wide range of government organizations and service groups, who woke up Thursday to find that their pages had been inexplicably swept up in the company’s far-reaching ban, too.

Period18 Feb 2021

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  • Title‘Sort this out’: Facebook’s chaotic news ban in Australia blocks pages for fire services, charities and politicians
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletCNN Business
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited States
    Date18/02/21
    DescriptionFacebook’s sudden and dramatic decision to block people from sharing news in Australia has had unexpected consequences for a wide range of government organizations and service groups, who woke up Thursday to find that their pages had been inexplicably swept up in the company’s far-reaching ban, too.
    Producer/AuthorBen Westcott, Angus Watson, and Hilary Whiteman
    URLhttps://edition.cnn.com/2021/02/18/tech/facebook-australia-news-ban-chaos-intl-hnk/index.html
    PersonsTai Neilson