Facebook news ban put 'health of Australians at risk'

Minister for Health Greg Hunt feared Aussies wouldn't get the information they needed

Facebook hit the nuclear button last month over the Federal Government’s attempt to enforce a deal where the social media behemoth would pay media companies for republishing their journalism. 

Minister for Health Greg Hunt.

As widely reported by those same media companies, it decided to ban all Australians using its site from posting or reading Australian-produced news.

But the

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