AJP caught in Facebook news ban

You may have noticed our Facebook page is not currently showing any content…

Update as of 8.30am, Sat 20 Feb: Facebook appears to have restored some content on the AJP and PSA pages, however it is only showing posts based on photo and video content. All direct links to articles have been removed. Access to content on the FIP page continues to be blocked.

Facebook has made a move to restrict publishers and people in Australia from sharing or viewing Australian and international news content, in response to Australia’s proposed new Media Bargaining law.

As a result you may have noticed many Australian Facebook pages are no longer showing content, for example, the Australian Journal of Pharmacy Facebook page. AJP links have reportedly been taken down across Facebook.

Other non-media organisations have been caught in the crossfire of Facebook’s actions.

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia’s Facebook page is currently not showing any content.

Australian access to International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Facebook content is also unavailable.

Facebook was heavily criticised yesterday for having removed access to the national Bureau of Meterology and WA Department of Fire and Emergency Services pages, as well as Queensland Health and SA Health among others.

These have since been restored.

We will keep you updated as we find out more news, and hope to be up and running on Facebook again soon. In the meantime, please make sure you are subscribed to our Daily Newsletter, and follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram!

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