Facebook will pay some Australian publishers as it reaches a deal with govt, will restore news links


Facebook on Tuesday announced that it would reinstate news content on its social media platform after the Australian government agreed to amendments to its proposed media bargaining code.


The latest development comes days after Australian PM Scott Morrison said that the social media giant was back at the negotiating table.


It seems that the amendments will offer clarity to digital platforms and news media businesses around the code. Australian government stressed that these codes are intended to strengthen the framework for ensuring news media businesses are fairly remunerated.


One of the most interesting things in the statement by Facebook is how the company warns other nations not to follow Australia's lead.