Facebook has reportedly made the decision to lift its controversial news ban this afternoon.

News publishers will return to the platform with content sharing to be available within the coming days.

The shock ban was put in place early Thursday morning in response to the Australian Government’s proposed media bargaining code which would see tech companies be forced to pay publishers for news content.

Australian users have been blocked from viewing or sharing news content from the social media platform since Thursday and a large number of pages were essentially wiped.

Facebook’s decision to lift the ban comes after “constructive” talks between Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg over the weekend.

More to come.

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