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Content from British media outlets Sky News and the Telegraph newspaper briefly disappeared from Facebook following the social network’s decision to ban news posts in Australia.

While the main pages for both remained accessible on the platform, all posts were hidden to users in the UK for a period on Thursday evening.

The tech giant is blocking the sharing or viewing of news links on its platform in Australia in response to a proposed law compelling tech giants to pay for journalism.

The move not only affects people in Australia accessing news by the country’s publishers and broadcasters via Facebook but also their access to international news content.

The tech giant is yet to confirm whether the content may have been accidentally affected by its action in Australia.

Posts reappeared on both news organisations’ pages sometime after 6pm in the UK.



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