New Delhi, Feb. 23 -- Social media giant Facebook Inc. said it will restore news pages in Australia after reaching an agreement with the government.

Restrictions on news sharing on Facebook's Australian platform should be lifted "in the coming days," William Easton, managing director of Facebook Australia, said in a statement Tuesday.

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"We are satisfied that the Australian government has agreed to a number of changes and guarantees that address our core concerns," Easton said.

Why did Facebook ban news pages?

Facebook blocked news pages in Australia last week in opposition to a planned law to force the US company and Google to pay Australian publishers for news content.

Australia's ...