QNews responds to Facebook ban on Australian news sites


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Facebook this morning banned Australian news content. The action comes following Australian Government legislation that requires Google and Facebook to pay news publishers for content that appears in feeds. Following the Facebook ban, the QNews Facebook page became inaccessible, along with those of other Australian news publishers.

Despite apparently finding it impossible to stop Flat-earthers from spreading misinformation for more than a decade, Facebook banned Australian news content in a flash. The Facebook ban also impacted government health departments around the country and counselling services.

QNews publisher Richard Bakker said he encourages readers who previously relied on Facebook for news alerts to follow QNews on other social media.

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Over the past year, QNews greatly increased in-house video content.  However, much of that content was broadcast via Facebook Live. Because the Facebook ban stops viewers from seeing that content, QNews will begin posting those videos to YouTube and increase our video content.

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Richard Bakker said QNews also recently developed the QNews App.

“Our QNews app will soon be available. The free app will allow our readers to stay updated with current affairs and news.

“App technology provides easy access to the news the LGBTIQ+ communities need with breaking news, trending stories, etc.

“The QNews app will give readers the ability to read the news in a single click.

“With automatic updates, our followers will be able to effortlessly stay up-to-date with our ever-changing world.”

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Destiny Rogers

Destiny Rogers embarked on her career in the media industry immediately after high school, initially joining Mirror News, which later evolved into News Ltd. She fondly recalls editing Ian Byford's 'Passing Glances: A History of Gay Cairns' as one of her most fulfilling projects. Additionally, Destiny co-researched and co-wrote 'The Queen's Ball', chronicling the history of the world's longest-running continuous queer event. Her investigative work on the history of Australia's COON Cheese and Edward Coon culminated in the publication 'COON: More Holes than Swiss Cheese', a collaborative effort with Dr. Stephen Hagan. Destiny's journey at QNews began as a feature writer, and she was subsequently elevated to the role of Managing Editor of QNews Magazine in 2018. However, in July 2022, she decided to resign from this role to refocus on research and feature writing. For contact, please reach out at destinyr@qnews.com.au.

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