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How Australia won world-first battle to bring big tech to heel – as Facebook backs down and agrees to restore news for millions of Aussies after 'disgraceful' black out


Facebook will restore Australian news pages this week after reaching a deal with the government over its world-first law regulating big tech. The social media platform was condemned by politicians around the world after it blocked 25 million Australians from viewing and sharing news articles on Thursday. The 'arrogant and disgraceful' move – which also banned charity, health authority and emergency service pages – came after Australia's ground-breaking news media bargaining code passed the lower house of Parliament on Wednesday night. But following talks with Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg, the government has made some last-minute changes to the law which…

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