Nine says Facebook is acting like a monopoly

Chris Pash
By Chris Pash | 1 September 2020

Premium publisher Nine Entertainment has replied to Facebook's statement that it will stop news being posted if Australia goes ahead with plans to force payment from digital platforms for the use of news content.

“We find it a strange response as it is a demonstration of Facebook’s use of its monopoly power while failing to recognise the importance of reliable news content to balance the fake news that proliferates on their platform," said a Nine spokesperson.

“We are ready to engage and hope to come to a constructive outcome with Facebook which will work for both of us and importantly the Australian community." 

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