Just over a week ago, Facebook and the Australian government entered negotiations regarding a new news media bargaining code set to be introduced on digital platforms. As part of negotiations, Facebook placed an eight-day ban on news and news-related media on their platform in Australia. Now, that included what you would typically expect (e.g. newspapers, broadcasters, etc.), but it also affected entertainment companies like Big Finish Productions.
Fortunately, Divergent Wordsmiths wasn't affected by the ban. However, an announcement was made on our Facebook page to rely on viewing the website more directly. It was unclear at the time how long it was going to last or how the situation was going to change (if at all).
You'll notice that this is all in the past tense. I'm happy to report that the ban, lasting a total of eight days, has been lifted for Australian readers and contributors after a compromise between both parties. Normal service has resumed with our Facebook notifications.
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