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FB joins News Corp to license news from Australian media firms
FB joins News Corp to license news from Australian media firms

New York/Sydney, March 16 (TIWN) Facebook and News Corp have announced a three-year agreement to provide access to trusted news and information to millions of the social network users in Australia through its Facebook News product.

Facebook last month banned users in Australia from accessing news on its platform, in response to the new media bargaining code that asks tech platforms to pay media companies for the content users share.  It later restored news pages in the country after the government agreed to amend the News Media Bargaining Code.  The new agreement involves News Corp Australia and includes The Australian national newspaper, the news site, major metropolitan mastheads like The Daily Telegraph in New South Wales, Herald Sun in Victoria and The Courier-Mail in Queensland and regional and community publications.  In parallel, Sky News Australia has also reached a new agreement with Facebook which extends and significantly builds on an existing arrangement.

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