AS BBC News reports, Facebook – angry that the Australian government wants it and other tech giants to pay for content reposted from media outlets – has blocked users in Australia from sharing or viewing news content on the platform.
And in characteristic style, they’ve made a right pig’s ear of it.
Sure enough, pages like ABC News are now blank for Australian users.
As are radio stations:
And… errr.. conservation organisation WWF Australia:
And uh, tech company Motorola:
As well as government health organisations (hey, good thing that there isn’t a global pandemic going on, eh?):
At least there’s something to be amused by. Facebook’s dumb algorithm even managed to ban the official Facebook page:
What a bunch of drongos.