The announcement limits the fierce dispute between the American technology company and Canberra for one month, which has been enacting laws to force technology platforms to pay news publishers for content.
Campbell Brown, Facebook’s vice president of global news cooperation, said in a statement that the agreement “will enable us to support our chosen publishers, including small and local publishers.” She added that the company “will be in the coming days. Resume news on Facebook in Australia”.
According to Australian Transport Minister Paul Fletcher (Paul Fletcher), Facebook has informed the government of the decision.
While the announcement was made, the Australian Senate also discussed the latest version of the media law, which was first introduced last summer.
The Australian government said on Tuesday that it will make changes to the regulations, including “must consider whether digital platforms have made a significant contribution to the sustainability of Australian journalism through commercial agreements with news media companies”. Measures.
Facebook’s Brown said: “The government has clarified that we will reserve the ability to determine whether news appears on Facebook so that we will not automatically be bound by forced negotiations.” “We have always intended to support Australia and globally. Journalism, we will continue to invest in news globally and resist the efforts of media groups to advance regulatory frameworks that do not take into account the real value exchange between publishers and distributors. Platforms like Facebook.”
— Kerry Flynn contributed to this report.