CNN Restricts access to Australians’ Facebook page for first US media agency The Wall Street Journal. The move comes weeks after the country’s high court ruled Ruled That media companies are responsible for comments made by others on their Facebook posts. A CNN The spokesman told the publication that Australian users would no longer be able to view its main Facebook page, its CNN International page and the page dedicated to its event.
Dylan Volar Filed The original lawsuit prompted an Australian court to decide whether media companies were responsible for comments made on their Facebook pages. Volar became famous in 2016 after a TV exposure of juvenile delinquency in a criminal detention system, when he was just 1 17 years old he was shown a picture of a fair-haired man tied to a chair. On Facebook, where commentators have falsely accused Volar of serious crimes, such as raping an elderly woman.
A CNN Sources said Journal The company that asked Facebook if it would help media companies disable comments completely. However, the social network refused to disable all comments CNN’s Page in Australia. Facebook launched a tool in March that allowed celebrities, politicians and the news media to restrict who can comment on their page, but they still need to set a restriction for each post. CNN Decided that it would be time consuming to do so for all its features and instead decided to block Australia altogether.
A CNN The spokesman said:
“We are disappointed that Facebook has once again failed to ensure that its platform is a place of credible journalism and productive conversation among current events among its users.”
For Facebook, it says Journal That it supports reform of Australia’s defamation law. In addition, it says it has provided CNN It can be used to manage comments, including features, and it “continues to provide a destination for quality Australian journalism, including the Facebook News we launched in August.”
Earlier this year, Australia also passed a law requiring technology giants to pay news outlets to use their content. Facebook in response Blocked From Australian publishers and residents sharing news content. It’s fast Turn back Prohibitions, and Agreed to pay Some news agencies for their content.
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