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Australia: Facebook agrees to reverse its ban on news content after Govt. agreed to change its proposed media code

Facebook has agreed to reverse its ban on news content on its Australian site after the Government agreed to last-minute changes to its proposed media bargaining code and resume negotiation with news companies. The code sets out a framework for internet platforms to negotiate with media companies for the value they obtain from having news content on their sites. Facebook's move to block news content raised questions about the credibility of information available on the platform and the type of organisation that runs Australia's quasi-public messaging board.