Facebook has blocked access to news websites for its Australian users in response to legislation that aims to force it to bargain with publishers. The impact has been immediate and dramatic, affecting all news outlets in the country, as well as further afield. The blocked content includes articles produced by The Conversation Australia, but the impact is being felt by all Conversation sites, including The Conversation Africa. It means that you will not be able to share articles from The Conversation Africa on Facebook. This is because The Conversation was founded in Australia and all editions run off a common website. Ways are being sought to address the situation and we will keep you posted. In the meantime, we urge you to continue reading our work on our website and sharing through email or other social media.
Any chance Rupert Murdoch is involved?