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A timeline of Facebook’s tussle with Aussie news outlets

A timeline of Facebook’s tussle with Aussie news outlets

The events leading up to last week's news ban.
Reuters Staff Feb 22 2021, 7:09AM Digital
Facebook 'unfriends' Australia: uproar as news pages go dark

Facebook 'unfriends' Australia: uproar as news pages go dark

Faced backlash from publishers and politicians.
Byron Kaye Feb 19 2021, 6:45AM Digital
Media bargaining set for parliamentary introduction

Media bargaining set for parliamentary introduction

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg revealed plans on Friday.
Colin Packham Feb 15 2021, 6:45AM Digital
Microsoft says US should adopt Australia's media proposal

Microsoft says US should adopt Australia's media proposal

Company president Brad Smith argues in favour of measures.
Michael Jenkin Feb 12 2021, 2:30PM Software
Proofpoint sues Facebook over use of lookalike domains

Proofpoint sues Facebook over use of lookalike domains

Seeking permission to keep using domain names that look like Facebook and Instagram.
Michael Novinson Feb 12 2021, 11:55AM Digital
ACCC warns Google, Facebook laws are just the start

ACCC warns Google, Facebook laws are just the start

Pledges more regulation for digital platforms.
Jane Wardell Jan 13 2021, 6:54AM Digital
COVID-19 spurs record data centre spending

COVID-19 spurs record data centre spending

Led by Amazon, Google, Facebook and Microsoft.
Mark Haranas Jan 6 2021, 8:48AM Data centre
ACCC says Google, Facebook laws critical to media future

ACCC says Google, Facebook laws critical to media future

As Australia seeks to be first to force Google and Facebook to pay for news.
Jane Wardell Dec 22 2020, 9:35AM Digital
Facebook cryptocurrency to launch as early as January

Facebook cryptocurrency to launch as early as January

Digital coin backed by US dollar.
Staff Writer Nov 30 2020, 5:53AM Finance
Accenture's Facebook moderators protest working conditions

Accenture's Facebook moderators protest working conditions

Employees draft open letter to management.
Joseph F. Kovar Nov 24 2020, 6:29AM Digital
Digital platforms 'extensively' tracking user activity: ACCC

Digital platforms 'extensively' tracking user activity: ACCC

As online messaging usage hits all-time high.
Nico Arboleda Oct 23 2020, 11:10AM Digital
Apple to delay privacy change

Apple to delay privacy change

That could reduce ad sales by Facebook and other companies.
Stephen Nellis Sep 4 2020, 6:37AM Mobility
Facebook ad boycott campaign to go global

Facebook ad boycott campaign to go global

Now preparing to take the battle global to increase pressure to remove hate speech.
Sheila Dang Jun 29 2020, 11:39AM Software
Microsoft, Facebook, Google recommit to child abuse fight

Microsoft, Facebook, Google recommit to child abuse fight

As pressure to ease encryption mounts.
Katie Paul Jun 12 2020, 12:43PM Finance
Facebook launches Messenger Rooms with video features

Facebook launches Messenger Rooms with video features

In direct assault on Zoom’s popular video software.
Gina Narcisi Apr 27 2020, 7:13AM Finance
Facebook commits $100 million to support news media hurt by virus crisis

Facebook commits $100 million to support news media hurt by virus crisis

News publishers, especially print media, have taken the brunt.
Staff Writer Mar 31 2020, 7:06AM Finance
US tech firms work together to combat virus misinformation

US tech firms work together to combat virus misinformation

Tech firms release joint statement on plans to get facts straight.
Staff Writer Mar 18 2020, 3:28PM Finance
Australia sues Facebook, alleges breach of user data

Australia sues Facebook, alleges breach of user data

Accuses Facebook of sharing personal details with Cambridge Analytica.
Byron Kaye Mar 10 2020, 6:44AM Security
ACCC targets misuse of personal data

ACCC targets misuse of personal data

Chair Rod Sims outlines 2020 priorities.
Chris Player Feb 26 2020, 12:07PM Cloud
Treat us like telco/newspaper hybrid, says Zuckerberg

Treat us like telco/newspaper hybrid, says Zuckerberg

Expanded on previous calls for regulation of social media.
Staff Writer Feb 16 2020, 8:11AM Strategy

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