Facebook Has Restricted Australian Users Sharing Or Viewing Local and International News [Headlines] – Hope 103.2

Facebook Has Restricted Australian Users Sharing Or Viewing Local and International News [Headlines]

The social media giant says the move is in response to the Federal Government's proposed legislation to create a media bargaining code.

By Hope NewsroomThursday 18 Feb 2021News

Today’s headlines from the Hope News team. You can listen to hourly bulletin updates at hopenews.com.au.

Facebook has restricted users in Australia from sharing or viewing local and international news content.

The social media giant says the move is in response to the Federal Government’s proposed legislation to create a media bargaining code.

Meanwhile, Google has reached a deal to pay New Corp for stories it uses.

Victoria’s five-day lockdown to stop the spread of COVID-19 has ended.

While schools are reopening today, some restrictions, including mask-wearing, remain in place.

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A study has identified why children are less likely to get severe cases of COVID-19.

The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute says a child’s immune system attacks the virus in a way, not seen in adults.

The City of Sydney council has removed a concert promotion that features an image of St Mary’s Cathedral.

Sydney’s Catholic Archbishop says the promotion for a concert titled “Heaps Gay” showed little sensitivity to people of faith.

A Black Hawk helicopter will be removed from a Harbour-side park in Watsons Bay this morning.

Technicians have been assessing damage to the helicopter after it clipped the mast of a boat during a training drill yesterday.

Queen Elizabeth’s husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, has been admitted to hospital in London after feeling unwell.

The 99-year-old is expected to remain there for a few days.

Stefanos Tsitsipas has defeated world number two Rafael Nadal to move into the semi finals of the Australian Open tennis.