Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday hit back at Facebook’s move to block news in the country and called it “arrogant,” warning against “Big Tech companies who think they are bigger than governments and that the rules should not apply to them.”
Morrison, on his Facebook page, said “Facebook’s actions to unfriend Australia today, cutting off essential information services on health and emergency services, were as arrogant as they were disappointing.
“These actions will only confirm the concerns that an increasing number of countries are expressing about the behaviour of Big Tech companies who think they are bigger than governments and that the rules should not apply to them.”
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Morrison’s attack on the popular social network came after it announced “with a heavy heart” it will be banning Australian media outlets and censoring users within the country from sharing or viewing news articles on its service.