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Deliberate ploy: whistleblowers reveal why Facebook’s Australia news ban included non-news sites

Employees within Meta say the move amid the standoff with the Morrison government was no accident

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Three hours into Facebook’s Australian news blackout on 17 February 2021, a concerned employee sent a note to colleagues at the social media company.

“Australian news ban took down pages that are not news sources,” the note said, pointing to blocked government pages, fire and

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