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23 Febbraio 2021

Australia

FACEBOOK TO RESTORE NEWS IN NEW DEAL WITH GOVERNMENT

Facebook has agreed to restore Australian news pages after it reached a deal with the federal government that includes making changes to the proposed digital media bargaining code.Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and Treasurer Josh Frydenberg finalised the agreement on Tuesday morning, government and industry sources said.The government has agreed to make some legislative amendments to address Facebook’s concerns on the mandatory digital bargaining code.Facebook is back negotiating commercial deals with news organisations, ahead of the Senate being expected to pass the media bargaining code this week.Mr Frydenberg released a statement confirming a deal.Among the government’s proposed additional amendments to the media bargaining code will be that a decision to designate a platform under the code must take into account whether it has made a significant contribution to the sustainability of the Australian news industry through commercial agreements with local media companies.The government would notify a digital platform if it intends to designate the platform under the code, with the final decision about whether to include a platform made no sooner than one month after notification.Non-differentiation providers under the code will not be triggered because commercial deals between media companies and platforms result in different levels of money paid.Facebook Australia managing director Will Easton said, in a blog post, said the social media giant was pleased to reach an agreement with the government and was happy with constructive discussions with Mr Frydenberg and Communications Minister Paul Fletcher.   (ICE SYDNEY)


Fonte notizia: AFR