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Facebook and Australia's media bargaining law

In Australia, Facebook’s ban on sharing news stories has sent publishers’ traffic tumbling: Audience declines of 20 percent or more have followed Facebook taking its traffic ball and going home.

"Even people outside Australia can no longer share stories [on Facebook] from Australian publishers big and small, from the Sydney Morning Herald all the way to the Goondiwindi Argus."

Source: www.niemanlab.org

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