Facebook news blackout over media law sparks Australia backlash

"Ни разу не упасть — не самая большая заслуга в жизни. Главное каждый раз подниматься." Нельсон Мандела ©

Brisbane (Australia) (AFP) — Australia on Thursday slammed Facebook as «heavy-handed» and «wrong» to impose a news blackout over a law that would force it to pay for content, warning the ban showed the immense power of internet giants. Facebook and other tech firms have pushed back hard against Australia’s world-first legislation, fearing it could create a global precedent and hit their business model. From early Thursday, Australians were unable to post links to news articles or view the Facebook pages of local and international news outlets, while users logged in overseas could not view Aust…

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