Facebook blocks charities, government pages in Australia news spat

Facebook blocks charities, government pages in Australia news spat

The Edge Markets - Malaysia·2021-02-18 15:02

(Feb 18): Facebook Inc’s move to block the sharing of articles from Australian news media has swept up government information outlets like the weather bureau, nonprofit charities and even political satire pages.

The pages for the Queensland and South Australia health services were among those affected, preventing them from serving Covid-19 information days ahead of a national vaccination program rollout. Australians were also prevented from accessing Foodbank Australia, Women’s Legal Shelter, the sites of some politicians and emergency service departments as well as the Australia Council of Trade Unions.

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