The restoration of the news feed on its platform was announced by the social media giant, Facebook, after negotiations with the Australian government.
The blocking of news feed that began to be implemented last Thursday will be gradually lifted in the coming days, as a compromise was reached between the company and the Australian government.
It should be noted that blocking the news feed heavily affected the news agencies, including orthodoxtimes.com.
The compromise provides for amendments to the bill that will oblige the “giants” of technology to pay the media for reproducing their content. “The amendments will strengthen the negotiating position of provincial and small publishers to claim appropriate remuneration for the use of their content on digital platforms,” a government statement said, while, as reported by vema.com.au, Australia’s Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, who participated in the negotiations, said: “Facebook ‘friended’ again Australia.” On the other hand, a Facebook spokesperson welcomed the fact that the Australian Government has agreed to a number of changes.