Facebook Accused of Deliberately Causing Havoc in Australia Over News Content Law

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A new report from The Wall Street Journal on Thursday revealed internal Facebook messages praising teams for seemingly hardball tactics taking down pages of the Australian government, including emergency services and charities. This all reportedly happened as the country was considering a new law that would require companies like Google and Facebook to pay for news posted to their platforms.

The report, which included documents sent to Australian and US authorities by a whistleblower, detailed how Facebook hadn’t followed standard processes for changing its features when it began banning news from its platform in Australia a year ago. Facebook said

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