Facebook Unfriend Australia-What Will Be The Impact On Aussies?

Facebook Unfriend Australia-What Will Be The Impact On Aussies?

Since the digital revolution took place, people started feeling more comfortable in sharing and expressing their thoughts on social media.

Social media platform owners believe they can rule the country and the people with their policies.  

Source: Article 19

And the whole new propaganda began with the hashtag #IndiaHijackedTwitter. India blackmailed Twitter when they unblocked the Pakistani accounts.

Facebook just unfriended Australia and changed the whole picture for Australian citizens.

On Thursday Australian citizens found that they were unable to access any of the local or international news sites.

Source: Indian Express

Not only that, even the other countries wouldn’t be able to sneak what’s happening in Australia as well.

Important health and emergency pages were blocked by the Facebook

Behind The Story

This whole thing started when the Australian government told tech giants to pay for the news on their platforms.

Although on the other hand, Google started cutting deals with the other news outlets and negotiating with the Australian government.

Australian Government drafted the law, that proposed a balance between the tech giants and struggling publishers over the profit.

In return, Facebook said: “facing a stark choice: attempt to comply with a law that ignores the realities of this relationship, or stop allowing news content on our services in Australia”.

Soon Facebook revealed this horrific thing, other social media platform users have gone crazy and showed their support to Australia.

In the response of it, the Australian Prime Minister said “Facebook’s actions to unfriend Australia today, cutting off essential information services on health and emergency services, were as arrogant as they were disappointing,”

Twitter users also stand for Australia and responded as well.

Facebook surrounded by controversies and yet again things never going to be changed for them.

No doubt, this will lead to some new story that every news publisher is looking for, but not a good morning headline for Australian publishers.

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