Facebook owner Meta to halt content deals with Australia news outlets


Meta Platforms Inc. said Friday it will not renew contracts with Australian news outlets for its Facebook News product, a decision being countered by the government, which mandates tech giants strike licensing deals with media outlets for news content under existing laws.

The Facebook operator said the decision to discontinue the Facebook News tab in Australia and the United States from April reflects an ongoing effort to align investments with the products and services people value the most, Meta explained in a statement.

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