The broad, blanket news ban implemented by Facebook at 6am yesterday, 18 February, saw the feeds of scores of community organisations and businesses that aren’t news providers temporarily blocked.
Today social media giant Facebook blocked Australian media sites from sharing news stories; however, ACT Health and ACT Government sites have also been blocked from view.
The new Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma, has people panicking and wanting to remove themselves from Facebook and other social media platforms.
Responsible Technology Australia (RTA) is calling for more transparency from social media platforms, after a series of misinformation campaigns have been circulating about COVID-19.
Google and Facebook will be forced to compensate Australian news outlets for their content under a mandatory code of conduct being developed by the ACCC.