Wednesday, 27th October 2021
<To guardian.ng
Search

News to return to Facebook in Australia after government deal on media code

By France24
27 February 2021   |   1:19 pm
Facebook has said news articles will start to re-appear in Australian users' feeds in the coming days, after it reached a deal with the government on plans to make tech giants pay for journalism. The agreement sees four changes made to the proposed media code, including adding a period of mediation before a government arbitrator intervenes in a dispute between tech companies and publishers. Also in this edition, shares in the Brazilian oil giant Petrobras have slumped after President Jair Bolsonaro moved to replace its CEO.

Related

4 days ago
"Big John," as the dinosaur was nicknamed, went for millions above the initial estimate from French auction house Druot.
3 days ago
Germany is relatively new to the list of countries with a minimum wage. Now, government coalition talks are considering raising it without using the country's independent expert commission. There are pros and cons.
3 days ago
The head of the Fairtrade Foundation says consumers, businesses and governments need a ‘reality check’ on the situation facing farmers in developing countries. CEO Michael Gidney speaks to FRANCE 24 ahead of the COP26 climate conference, where Fairtrade will be bringing a pledge for businesses. In this pledge, companies will promise to invest in more sustainable supply chains and provide guaranteed prices to farmers.
2 days ago
Luxembourg joins only two other countries and a handful of US states in decriminalizing the cultivation of cannabis for recreational use. However, Germany may not be far behind.
11 hours ago
Group sold 599,027 vehicles in 3rd quarter of 2021, a decrease of 22.3% French carmaker Renault said on Friday it expects a production loss of 500,000 vehicles this year due to a global semiconductor shortage and production shutdowns.
2 days ago
A cocktail bar owner in Bangkok hopes fruity mocktails seasoned with Kratom, a recently decriminalised tropical herb, will help keep his business afloat amid a seven-month ban on alcohol service in the Thai capital. The city, once a popular nightlife spot, is under a curfew and bars, pubs and restaurants are prohibited from selling alcoholic drinks as part of coronavirus restrictions.
2 days ago
An investigation suggests that Facebook has selectively chosen what hate speech it wants to shut down in India. Whistleblower Frances Haugen's disclosures come as she is set to appear before British lawmakers.
11 hours ago
Meet the Nigerian startups that are digitizing the Nigerian food supply chain, helping merchants navigate high food inflation and avoid crowded markets during the COVID-19 pandemic. Vendease and Sabi have created digital marketplaces that allow wholesalers, shopkeepers and restauranteurs to purchase directly from farmers and manufacturers at more affordable rates.
7 hours ago
Report: Africa to see less funding for fossil fuels - Nigeria introduces eNaira digital currency - Solar powered vehicles made in Germany?
1 day ago
Facebook reported an annual 17 per cent jump in third-quarter net profit, driven by an increase in daily active users and strong advertising sales despite the platform facing multiple controversies that have led to calls for tighter regulation.
4 hours ago
Benefitting from soaring demand for online ads, Google's parent company Alphabet reported nearly $19 billion in profits between July and September, up 68 percent from the same period last year. Microsoft's earnings also beat expectations, while French consumers are gearing up for some price hikes at the bakery.
1 hour ago
European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager told DW in an interview that legal action against the tech giant could be endless, but regulation now could limit its damage.