Facebook to Restore Australian News Pages After Agreement to Amend Proposed Law | TBEN News

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The Australian government announced on Tuesday that Facebook had agreed to lift its ban on sharing information with Australians after reaching an agreement on legislation that would force digital giants to pay for journalism.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Facebook confirmed in statements that they had reached agreement on amendments to the proposed legislation that would require the social network and Google to pay for the news they broadcast.

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Facebook blocked Australian users from accessing and sharing news last week after the House of Representatives passed the bill on Wednesday night.

The Senate will debate an amended law on Tuesday.

“The government has been informed by Facebook of its intention to restore Australian news pages in the coming days,” Frydenberg and Communications Minister Paul Fletcher said in a statement.

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