Australia says Facebook will lift its Australian news ban

Australia’s government says Facebook has agreed to lift its ban on Australians sharing news after a deal was reached on legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism

Facebook blocked Australian users from accessing and sharing news last week after the House of Representatives passed the draft law late Wednesday.

The Senate will debate amended legislation on Tuesday.

“The government has been advised by Facebook that it intends to restore Australian news pages in the coming days,” Frydenberg and Communications Minister Paul Fletcher said in a statement.