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Facebook Dubbed ‘Bully’ as Backlash Grows over Dispute with Australia

Campbell Brown, head of Facebook's news partnerships team, introduces Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the Paley Center, Friday,…

An international backlash was growing Thursday to Facebook blocking users of its platform in Australia from viewing or sharing links to domestic and international news stories, with the social media giant accused of behaving like a “bully.”

Facebook’s move to block the content ahead of Australian lawmakers approving a new measure forcing the company to pay media organizations is prompting widespread condemnation from politicians in Europe and North America.

They say the social media giant is being disrespectful of democracy and shamelessly exploiting its monopolistic commercial power.

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