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Australia looks at forcing Facebook to do news deals

All options are on the table as the federal government tries to get Facebook to negotiate deals with Australian news outlets.

Felicity’s side, the Canberra cat café Reddit shut down

A viral post on Reddit led to the closure of Canberra's Tabby Time Cat Café & Child Care, owner Felicity Banks tells her side of the story.

Facebook reinstates Donald Trump after suspension

Facebook parent Meta has reinstated former president Donald Trump after a two-year suspension following the US Capitol attack.

Stuff-up or conspiracy? Whistleblowers claim Facebook deliberately let important non-news pages go down in news blackout

The Wall Street Journal published information from whistleblowers, alleging Facebook deliberately caused havoc in Australia last year.

Regional newspapers under threat: inquiry

The news media bargaining code is set to be reviewed as regional media organisations say they are not benefiting from it as much as metro news companies.

Federal Court dismisses Facebook Cambridge Analytica appeal

The Federal Court has rejected an appeal by Facebook after the Australian regulator sued them following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

Billionaire Forrest takes on Facebook over scam ads

Fortescue Metals boss Andrew Forrest has launched criminal proceedings against Facebook claiming the social media giant failed to stop clickbait advertising scams using his image.

Public-interest publishers to seek deal with Google and Facebook

Eighteen of Australia’s small news publishers who produce public-interest journalism are to negotiating to secure commercial agreements with Google and Facebook

Facebook rebrands company name to Meta

An embattled Facebook Inc. is changing its name to Meta Platforms Inc., or Meta for short.

Facebook plans to change its name: report

Social media giant Facebook Inc is planning to rebrand itself with a new name next week to reflect its focus on building the metaverse.

Nobel Peace Prize winner slams Facebook ‘lies’

Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa has used her new prominence to criticise Facebook as a threat to democracy.

Minister not surprised by Facebook claims

Australia's communications minister has declared expectations about social media companies' user-protection obligations have shifted amid fresh allegations against Facebook.

‘Faulty configuration’ shut down Facebook

Facebook Inc has blamed a "faulty configuration change" for a nearly six-hour outage.

CNN deactivates Australian Facebook pages

CNN is preventing Australians from accessing its Facebook pages after a court ruled that publishers can be liable for defamation in public comment sections and the social media firm refused to help it disable comments in the country.

Media liable for Facebook comments: High Court

Media outlets can be sued over defamatory comments made by their audience on Facebook news articles, the High Court has ruled.

US slams Facebook COVID-19 false claims

Facebook is not doing enough to stop the spread of false claims about COVID-19 and vaccines, White House press secretary Jen Psaki says.

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