Facebook’s Australia News Ban Hits State Governments, Health Departments, and Weather Services

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From Epoch Times:
The Facebook pages of Queensland, South Australia, ACT Health, the WA Fire and Emergency Services, and the Bureau of Meteorology have been blocked after the social media giant banned Australians from sharing news. The pages were blocked as Facebook followed through on its threat to restrict Australians from sharing news on its platform in response to a proposed media bargaining code. The pages, which provide crucial government health and weather information and alerts, were blacked out on Thursday morning. A Queensland government spokesman told AAP the matter will be investigated and Facebook will be contacted. Comment has been sought from the South Australian and West Australian governments. AAP journalist Benita Kolovos wrote on Twitter: “The pages of governments, MPs, health departments, the Bureau of Meterology, numerous women’s shelters and even TV programs and radio stations are affected. Like I said, totally cool and normal of them.” More than 600,000 people follow …
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