Lambs Ears and Honey has been caught up in the Australia news ban, but that won’t keep me down. Read on to discover how to stay in touch.
If you live in Australia, you cannot have escaped hearing about Facebook’s extensive Australia news ban. Basically, it’s the result of two squillionaires trying to push a democratically elected government around. The Australian government has caved to the squealings of Rupert Murdoch, who already has more money than god, and is legislating to make internet giants Facebook and Google pay for the news they share. (Rupert actually has all his news behind a paywall, so apparently would like two bites at the cherry, but that’s another discussion.)
Mark Zuckerberg, owner of Facebook and also owning more money than god, decided that Australia would have to pay for trying to compromise his right to make even more money and banned Australians from finding and sharing any news sites on his platform. Facebook cast an outrageously broad net in their definition of news sites, initially blocking emergency services, state government health sites, charities, women’s and children’s help pages – and this modest and occasionally outspoken blog has been caught up in the Australia news ban.
This means that my Lambs Ears and Honey Facebook page has been blanked, and I can no longer share anything linked to this site on my own Facebook page or in any FB groups I may be a member of. Bum.
However, I’ll still be soldiering on, posting my usual content here and sharing on my Instagram profile.
I will also be posting details of my exciting new cookbook club at the end of the week – that is definitely going ahead, so stay tuned for how you can join in.
In the meantime, I’d love you to subscribe to my site by submitting your email address in the box at the top right of this page – that way you won’t miss a thing. Also do follow me on Instagram via this link, to stay tuned for details of the new cookbook club FB page.
And do, please share my site and Instagram with your friends. Losing my page because of the Australia news ban is going to make communicating all my food and travel news tougher, but with your support it won’t stop me!