SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Monday that it had struck a deal with the Australian government that would allow users and publishers in the country to once again share and view links to news articles on the social network.
Facebook last week had blocked the sharing or viewing of news links in Australia because the country was set to pass a law requiring tech companies to negotiate with media publishers and compensate them for the content that appears on their sites.
The legislation includes a code of conduct that would allow media companies to bargain individually or collectively with digital platforms over the value of their news content.
But on Monday, the Australian government added amendments to the proposed code. That included a two-month mediation period, giving the