Australia health chiefs freeze Facebook ads


The Australian health department says it will not promote its vaccine campaign on Facebook following the government’s feud with the social media giant which has led it to block news from its platform in the country. – EPA pic, February 22, 2021.

AUSTRALIA’S health department will no longer advertise on Facebook, it has announced, the latest escalation of the government’s feud with the social media giant, which continues to block news content from its platform in the country.

The freeze comes as Australia begins to promote its newly launched Covid-19 vaccination rollout with a nearly US$20 million (RM80.8 million) public information blitz aimed at boosting uptake and countering a flood of anti-vaccine conspiracy theories.


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