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The technology giant began removing news content from its platform in Australia last Thursday over a proposed law that would force internet firms to pay news organisations. Facebook’s ban of news in Australia has now prompted Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden to arrange a meeting with the company’s executives over the “worrying” decision, according to reports. Brexiteer and MP for Wokingham John Redwood also warned the BBC to be “less one sided” after questions over funding news outlets were starting to crop up.
He wrote on Twitter: “Australia and Facebook invite us to discuss how to pay for journalism.
“We should ask the BBC which we all pay for to offer more news and less one sided ‘expert’ commentary, more events and facts, fewer forecasts and repeated campaigns.”
His comments come just after Richard Sharp, the next chairman of the BBC, admitted the corporation’s coverage of Brexit did not always appear to be balanced.
He added the BBC’s…
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