Australia a ‘proxy battle’ for world on news media code, says Treasurer

Australia a ‘proxy battle’ for world on news media code, says Treasurer

News: Australia a ‘proxy battle’ for world on news media code, says Treasurer.

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia has been a “proxy battle” for the world, treasurer Josh Frydenberg said Tuesday following his announcement Facebook would restore news sites in the country after amendments to a legislative proposal.

Australia and the social media group have been in a stalemate for more than a week after the government enacted laws calling this into question Facebook and Alphabet Inc.’s Google dominance in the news content market.

Facebook Last week, all news content and multiple state government and emergency room accounts were blocked.

Reporting from Swati Pandey; Adaptation by Kim Coghill

Original Source © Reuters

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