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Zuckerberg Hasn’t Convinced Australia to Back Down From New Law

  • Facebook’s CEO reached out to Australian treasurer on new code
  • Frydenberg said he’s not ‘intimidated’ by Google’s threats
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Australia-Facebook Spat Over New Law Continues

Facebook Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg’s meeting with Australia’s Treasurer Josh Frydenberg in the past week did little to resolve the spat between the social media giant and the country over proposed changes to media laws.

“Mark Zuckerberg didn’t convince me to back down, if that’s what you’re asking,” Frydenberg said on Australian Broadcasting Corp.’s “Insiders” program on Sunday. The billionaire “reached out to talk about the code and the impact on Facebook” in what the treasurer called “a very constructive discussion.”