Australia’s Facebook fight a ‘proxy battle’ for world seeking to regulate tech companies – federal treasurer

Josh Frydenberg

Josh Frydenberg has warned that Australia’s conflict with Facebook in recent weeks is a “proxy battle” for the rest of the world, as other countries look to join Canberra in introducing regulation for social media companies.

The Australian treasurer made the remark after Facebook reversed its decision to ban all news content from its pages in the country over a row about the new media bargaining code which is set to become law there in the next few days.

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