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Facebook reverses ban on news pages in Australia (bbc.co.uk)
2 points by ColinWright 13 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 1 comment

God forgive me for defending Facebook, but doesn't it seem like a government totally controlled by the Murdoch empire is essentially shaking down Facebook? If Facebook can't reach an agreement with the media companies, aren't they totally within their rights to do as they did? I am confused how FB is the one doing the bullying in this scenario. It almost seems like Australia is employing tactics more recognizable to Mafia goons than a democratic government.

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