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Behind Facebook’s unfriending of Australia – Sydney Morning Herald

Until last Friday, Facebook was in active discussions with news outlets about payment for content. A final look at a bill for a news media bargaining code changed…



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On Thursday, Australian employees at human rights organisation Amnesty International convened for a crisis meeting.
Hours earlier, and with no warning, its most important amplification channel had been hobbled. All news articles on its Facebook page, which it spent years cultivating and has 360,000 followers, were fine but its partner organisations had all been affected.
It was obviously an enormous shock, says Tim OConnor, Amnesty Internationals…

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