Health Minister Greg Hunt says his department will still pay to promote the vaccine drive, just not on Facebook. Canberra is locked in a dispute with Facebook which pulled local news content over a law that would force digital platforms to pay.
The decision comes as the tech giants fend off calls around the world for greater regulation, and a day after Google and Facebook took a battering for alleged abuse of market power from US lawmakers in a congressional hearing.
A proposed law has divided the tech world as the realities of a new economy come to dominate how people create and view content online.
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