Emily Mandev/Staff reporter

Anger strikes Australian citizens after the popular social media network Facebook, has banned posting any kinds of news information on their site earlier this week on Wednesday, February 17, as reported in a CNBC article written by Sam Shead.

 “The move was a direct response to Australia’s proposed ‘new media code,’ which would force it to pay news publishers for the right to link to their content in news feeds,” According to Sam Shead,

 This code has affected many small businesses, charity organizations, and other sources that were posted to the site, when Facebook inadvertently removed certain posts they had created. This has frustrated many citizens across the region.

The hashtag “#deletefacebook” has now been trending due to frustration, since a lot of their people got their news information from this social media platform.

Centennial student Divinia Abed, has stated that “I think people should be able to spread news on any platform because if they aren’t allowed to let other people know what’s happening, maybe the news shouldn’t be giving out the information in the first place.”

“What the proposed law introduced in Australia fails to recognize is the fundamental nature of the relationship between our platform and publishers,”, says Facebook’s company vice president Campbell Brown, as well as concluding his statement with: “I hope in the future, we can include news for people in Australia once again.

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How australians have responded to facebook news ban Article by Sam Shead on CNBC

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