Facebook restricts access to news in Australia

Today Facebook decided to block news and media outlets from sharing information through their pages.

As a platform many of us rely on for real-time news updates and information, this change has the potential to be severely damaging, limiting community access to critical and accurate information.

Facebook’s decision disproportionately effects the Aboriginal community in Victoria, who have just emerged from a lockdown and have now lost access to vital health updates and news through this popular platform.

We stand with journalists and media outlets across Australia in condemning this ban that silences our voices and stories and will make accessing the truth much harder for many.

We urge the Federal Government and Facebook to resolve this stand-off ASAP and end this unnecessary silencing.

In the meantime, remember you can go direct to news websites and access stories via Twitter and Google.