Australia looks at forcing Facebook to do news deals

By Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson
Updated March 1 2024 - 5:20pm, first published 5:18pm
Facebook has announced it will not renew commercial deals with Australian news publishers. (Lukas Coch/AAP PHOTOS)
Facebook has announced it will not renew commercial deals with Australian news publishers. (Lukas Coch/AAP PHOTOS)

The federal government will pursue "all the steps available" to force Facebook to negotiate deals with news media outlets and has considered whether the tech giant would pull out of Australia to avoid legal action.

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