Australia politics live: Facebook to restore Australian news from Friday, says Frydenberg

AFP warns Scott Morrison about delays in reporting alleged criminal conduct. Follow live updatesMan accused of raping Brittany Higgins returned to Parliament HouseDutton says police told him about rape allegation days before story brokeFollow our global coronavirus live blog 7.16am GMT The treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, has indicated Facebook will restore Australian news to Australian users’ feeds on Friday.Frydenberg told 2GB Radio:I understand you will see some changes from tomorrow, that’s what Facebook have told us. That was a major engineering feat for them to wipe the Facebook platform of Australian news media content but in doing so they also took out charities, NSW Fire and Rescue, 1800 Respect, Bureau of Meteorology, and there was understandable outrage about what Facebook did. But since that time there have been discussions and we’ve reached a solution and a way forward. 6.47am GMT A handful of submissions to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security’s inquiry into extremist movements and radicalism in Australia have been released.
Rightwing extremist groups have “exploited” anger at Covid-19 lockdowns to radicalise Australians in wellness and alternative medical circles into adopting white supremacist ideologies, Victoria police warns in its submission. Related: Far right ‘exploiting’ anger at lockdowns to radicalise wellness community, police say Related: How the wellness and influencer crowd serve conspiracies to the masses Continue reading…

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Australia politics live: Facebook to restore Australian news from Friday, says Frydenberg  
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