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'Devastating blow': Regional publishers threatened with closure after Facebook setback

By Andrew Schreyer
Updated March 5 2024 - 11:16am, first published 11:06am
Country Press Australia president Andrew Schreyer says Meta's decision to withdraw Facebook support for Australian news has drawn reactions of alarm and anger from his publisher members. Picture by Getty Images
Country Press Australia president Andrew Schreyer says Meta's decision to withdraw Facebook support for Australian news has drawn reactions of alarm and anger from his publisher members. Picture by Getty Images

For the members of Australia's largest organisation of newspaper publishers, the announcement by Meta that it will no longer negotiate deals with publishers once current agreements expire is a devastating blow.

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