For non-Australian Netball Scoop fans here is a brief recap of what we have been dealing with today:
In the early hours of this morning (Thursday 18 February 2021) Facebook, in reaction to a flawed decision by our Federal Government, decided to ban Australians from sharing news on its platform. Facebook felt obliged to do this after the Government announced a proposed new law which would force digital giants such as them, to pay local media organisations for content.
For news lovers this means that Australian citizens won’t be able to access local or international news. And, for overseas users, this means you won’t be able to access Australian content. Common sense has prevailed in some respects, with Facebook correcting the restrictions for emergency services organisations. However, for the rest of us … well … our Facebook pages look like ghost towns.