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Australian PM spoke to PM Modi on Facebook’s news ban

After Facebook blocked Australian users from sharing or viewing news content on the platform, Australian PM Scott Morrison said he has discussed the situation with PM Narendra Modi and Canada’s Justin Trudeau for support in his fight against Facebook over a proposed law that aims to make the social media giant pay for sharing content from media organisations.

 

It is the first step of a plan to mobilise global support to stop Facebook ‘bullying’ elected governments. He said his government’s world-first legislation to force Facebook and Google to pay Australian media for news content published on their platforms was garnering interest from leaders around the world.

 

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has reached out to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi for support in his fight against Facebook over a proposed law that aims to make the social media giant pay for sharing content from media organisations.

 

He said India and Australia, as comprehensive strategic partners, can work together on common challenges such as Covid-19, the circular economy and an open, secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific.