Social media giant Facebook has reportedly censored the pages of several Australian government agencies, non-profits, businesses, and briefly Facebook’s own official page in the country as the site implemented a ban on all news content in Australia.
Forbes reports that the Facebook pages of several Australian agencies like the Bureau of Meteorology, Department of Fire and Emergency Services Western Australia, and the health department pages of multiple Australian states including South Australia, NSW, and Queensland have been taken down by Facebook.
Posts have been removed from the Queensland and SA health department Facebook pages pic.twitter.com/N2K8NlFTSq
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Several non-profits have also been affected including the Council to Homeless Persons, the Kids Cancer Project, and other groups such as the Australian Council of Trade Unions.
So @Facebook has blocked access to our website. We are not a news organisation. Australian workers can not now find out about their