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The Australian Facebook News Ban Isn’t About Democracy — It’s a Battle Between Two Rival Monopolies (jacobinmag.com)

On Thursday, Australians woke to find Facebook had banned all news on the platform. Liberal PM Scott Morrison has refused to back down over the laws that triggered the move. Beneath the rhetoric, Morrison’s stand is about serving the interests of News Corp, not saving democracy.

'Time has come' for universal basic income, says Sturgeon (www.independent.co.uk)

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