Tech & Science Facebook to stop blocking media content in Australia
Facebook's Oversight Board members reportedly earn 6-figure salaries and only work 'about 15 hours a week'
Facebook pays Oversight Board members six-figure salarys, The New Yorker reported. The 20-member Oversight Board can overrule Facebook's decisions on content moderation. Content moderators for Facebook reportedly earn less than $US29,000 a year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Facebook reportedly pays lofty salaries to members of its 'Supreme Court' that can overrule Mark Zuckerberg.
End of the standoff between Facebook and Australia. The social network announced on Tuesday February 23 the lifting "in the coming days", the government having accepted to amend the law aiming to force the giants of the tech to pay the media for the recovery of their content.
Australian Finance Minister Josh Frydenberg and Facebook Australia Managing Director Will Easton have indicated that they have found a compromise on one of the key points of this text to which the American giants of the sector are fiercely opposed. "With these changes, we can now work to continue our investment in public interest journalism and restore Facebook news to Australians in the days ahead," said Will Easton.
Facebook just restricted access to news in Australia. Here's what that means for you
Facebook has restricted access to news in Australia. The tech giant says news makes up less than 4 per cent of people's feeds, but you may notice a difference today. Let's unpack what the changes mean for you.The tech giant says news makes up less than four per cent of what people see in their feeds, but you'll likely notice a difference when logging into the social network today.
Last week, Facebook blocked thenews articles and media pages nationwide. Several official rescue service Facebook pages were also unintentionally affected. This retaliatory measure sparked outrage in Australia and many countries.
The compromise means that the behemoths Facebook and Google - particularly targeted by this bill - should not be punished as long as they make deals with media outlets in exchange for the use of their content.
Facebook lifts ban on Aussie news sites .
Australia's 13 million Facebook users are finally able to view local news on their feeds again.As of 1am AEDT this morning, Australia's 13 million Facebook users were finally able to view local news on their feeds again after the social media giant reached an agreement with the Federal Government over its new media code.