Australia passes law aimed at making Google and Facebook pay for news content on their platforms
- The legislation had been fiercely opposed by the US tech giants, with Facebook blocking all news content to Australians over the row.
- Facebook agreed to reverse its decision after robust negotiations with the govt, which led to changes to the law to address some of their concerns.
- The law is seen as a test case for similar regulation around the world.
- The amended legislation - the News Media Bargaining Code - was passed by Australia's House of Representatives after going through the Senate.