Facebook facing worldwide backlash over its unheard of ban in Australia

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Following Facebook ‘s attempted and then botched ban news ban in Australia, governments around the world are now toying with how to reign in the social network superpower. Last night, the ban went into play resulting in AU citizens being unable to view or share news at all across Facebook — the world’s biggest social networking site.

“It is one of the most idiotic but also deeply disturbing corporate moves of our lifetimes,” Julian Knight, the lawmaker who chairs the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee in Britain’s parliament, told broadcaster Sky News.

Editors note: We’re among those hit by the ban. If you’re in AU, never fear you can still access and share our site you just can’t do it from Facebook.

Media publishers throughout the world collectively slammed the decision by Facebook to ban news as it proves that Facebook needs to be checked. A site as large as Facebook that can swiftly and without hesitation turn the lights off shouldn’t go unnoticed.


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