Banning Australian news makes sense for Facebook and may prompt people to visit news sites directly; Google’s payoffs, though, will invite global shakedowns (Casey Newton/Platformer)

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Casey Newton / Platformer:
Banning Australian news makes sense for Facebook and may prompt people to visit news sites directly; Google’s payoffs, though, will invite global shakedowns  —  But Google gives in.  What’s next?  —  Yesterday, I wrote that Australia’s News Media Bargaining Code threatened to splinter the internet.

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