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Facebook pulled news in Australia. Here’s why that matters everywhere – Source CNET Tech


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Imagine waking up on a regular day only to find that engineers in Silicon Valley had flicked a switch while you were sleeping and now news has vanished from your social media. Old posts containing news stories are gone and brand pages for outlets like CNET are blank.

Millions of Australians don’t need to imagine. At around 6 a.m. Down Under time on Thursday, Facebook announced it was pulling news from its platform in the country. The reason? An upcoming legislation called the News Media Bargaining Code that would force it, alongside Google, to pay…

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