Australian government to phase out Facebook ads

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The Australian government intends to abandon Facebook advertising campaigns. This was announced by the country’s Minister of Trade, Tourism and Investment Simon Birmingham.

We will reject Facebook ads as they block sites unnecessarily in an attempt to demonstrate their power and influence our democracy. We are not going to tolerate this and will stick to our laws., — leads the words of Birmingham ABC Radio.

Earlier, the popular social network announced the restriction of the publication of news in the online space of the island state, arguing this by the introduction of a new media code. It is expected to be rolled out shortly to protect local media companies. In response, Australian authorities intend to oblige tech corporations to negotiate content payments with local publishers and broadcasters.

As previously wrote, Facebook began to block information about the benefits and necessity of vaccination against coronavirus. This is due to the ban on political advertising on the social network and related algorithms. Advertisements in over 110 groups were flagged as inappropriate. For example, Facebook removed posts about the mechanisms of action of the vaccine and the location of the points where you can get the vaccine.


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