Options for Yanchep News Online readers affected by news ban

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Facebook has blocked Australians from accessing news from publisher’s pages, including Yanchep News Online but there are some other options. File picture

FACEBOOK has blocked Australians from accessing news from publisher’s pages, including the Yanchep News Online page but there are some other options for readers.

But readers can still visit the website at https://yanchepnewsonline.com.au or join the Yanchep News Online newsletter and/or follow Yanchep News Online on Twitter  to keep up to date with news in the northern suburbs of the City of Wanneroo and the Shire of Gingin.

The pictures below show what visitors to the Yanchep News Online Facebook page see now compared with what they could see before Facebook applied the ban.

 

What visitors to the Yanchep News Online page see now Facebook has blocked news postings.

In a statement today Facebook said it had made an incredibly difficult decision to restrict the availability of news on Facebook in Australia.

Facebook said for the past three years it had worked closely with the Australian government on regulation that would help better define the relationships between technology companies and news organisations.

About 4hr ago Treasurer Josh Frydenberg tweeted that he had had a constructive discussion with Mark Zuckerberg from Facebook this morning.

“He raised a few remaining issues with the government’s news media bargaining code and we agreed to continue our conversation to try to find a pathway forward,’’ he said.

The Facebook statement said in the future Facebook hoped it could include news for people in Australia once again.

“For now, we continue to be focused on bringing Facebook News and other new products to more countries and we have no intention of slowing down,’’ the statement said.

One of the news stories visitors to the Yanchep News Online page could read prior to Facebook banning news posts.