Australia’s war with Facebook

Days after Facebook said it would restrict users in the country from sharing news content over a proposed law that would make the platform pay publishers for the content, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison pushed the tech giant to reconsider.

“The idea of shutting down the sorts of sites they did yesterday, as some sort of threat — well, I know how Australians react to that and I thought that was not a good move on their part,” Morrison told reporters on Friday, according to The Associated Press.

He urged the platform to negotiate.

“They should move quickly past that, come back to the table and we’ll sort it out,” Morrison reportedly said.