Facebook agreed to restore news pages on its site in Australia after it said late Monday that it had reached a favorable deal with the government there.
The deal, which came after 11th-hour negotiations and intense backlash against the company, would enable Facebook to run news without having to go through a government-run arbitration process, Facebook's head of news partnerships, Campbell Brown, said in a statement.
Facebook would still have to pay publishers for news, but under proposed new amendments, a forced arbitration would be a last resort.
Brown said the company would restore news in Australia in coming days.
From The Washington Post
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