Facebook has decided to revoke its ban and restore news content to its users in Australia.
The American tech giant blocked news to Australians on its platform since last Thursday amid a dispute over a proposed law which would force it and Google to pay news publishers for content.
Facebook said on Tuesday that it had been reassured by recent discussions with the government.
“Going forward, the government has clarified we will retain the ability to decide if news appears on Facebook so that we won’t automatically be subject to forced negotiation,” said Campbell Brown, vice president of global news partnerships at Facebook.
“We have come to an agreement that will allow us to support the publishers we choose to, including small and local publishers.”
Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg told him the ban would end “in the coming days”, after the pair had talks.
Mr Frydenberg said amendments would be made to the law.
“Facebook has re-friended Australia,” he told reporters in Canberra on Tuesday.
The government has been debating the law in the Senate, after it was passed in the lower house last week.
A day after the lower house passed the bill, Australians woke up to find they could not access or share any news stories on their accounts.
Facebook argued it had been forced to block Australian news in response to the proposed legislation.
The government’s news code aims to set up a “fairer” negotiation process between the tech giants and news companies over the value of news content.
But it has been strongly opposed by Facebook and Google, both argue the code misunderstands how the internet works.