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Facebook Agrees to Pay for Murdoch’s Australia News Content

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Facebook Agrees to Pay for Murdoch’s Australia News Content

Credit… Matthew Abbott for The New York Times. Article b

The deal with News Corp follows a standoff over legislation passed by the Australian government to compensate publishers.

MELBOURNE, Australia — Facebook has agreed to pay Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp for its journalism content in Australia, a month after the social media platform temporarily blocked news links inside the country over legislation pressing digital giants to compensate publishers.

The multiyear deal, announced on Tuesday, includes news content from major Murdoch conservative media outlets like The Australian, a national newspaper, and the news site news.com.au, as well as other metropolitan, regional and community publications. […]

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