18 February 2021
In response to the new Media Code laws currently going through Parliament in Australia, Facebook removed access to all previous and future posts on many Facebook pages, including Animal Liberation Queensland's Facebook page. Thousands of charities, community service organisations, government and non-government organisations, and essential services have been caught up in the chaos.
Animal rights groups impacted include Australian groups such as Animal Liberation Queensland, Farm Animal Rescue, Farm Transparency Project, Dominion: Documentary, as well as overseas groups blocked to Australian viewers such as Animal Save Movement, Mercy For Animals, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), as well as WWF, HSI, and no doubt many others.
UPDATE 22/02/2021: Our Page on Facebook has been restored. Note that there are ongoing restrictions on sharing of news content online, including news Pages and links to news articles.
What other ways can I stay updated?
- Follow us on Twitter which will be kept up to date regularly. This is the best platform for keeping up to date on news related updates, including links to relevant news articles.
- You can also follow us on Instagram, or LinkedIn.
- Subscribe to our email list - we send out emails at least once a month with important updates.
- Follow our other Facebook pages:
- Probono News - Charities swept up in media bargaining fight, as Facebook cracks down on Aussie news
- ABC News - Facebook just restricted access to news in Australia. Here's what that means for you
- ABC News - Facebook news ban stops Australians from sharing or viewing news content
- Facebook - Changes to Sharing and Viewing News on Facebook in Australia
Please consider additional support for ALQ and other organisations impacted by this move by Facebook to help us get our messages out through other channels.