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Facebook Threatens to Cut Off Australians From Sharing News

  • The move retaliates against a plan pushed by the government
  • Facebook, Google told they must pay local media for articles
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Facebook May Cut Off Australians From Sharing News
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Facebook Inc. plans to block people and publishers in Australia from sharing news, a move that pushes back against a proposed law forcing the company to pay media firms for their articles.

The threat escalates an antitrust battle between Facebook and the Australian government, which wants the social-media giant and Alphabet Inc.’s Google to compensate publishers for the value they provide to their platforms.