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Australia commits to content law despite Facebook news blackout | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler – the latest news in the Philippines and around the world:

  • Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison vows to press ahead with laws to force Facebook to pay news outlets for content.
  • This, after hospital staff and frontline workers called in sick because of side-effects, putting extra strain on already-stretched services.
  • Malaysia's highest court finds news portal Malaysiakini in contempt of court for reader comments.
  • A video claiming the Supreme Court only partially rejected the electoral protest filed by former senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo is false.
  • NASA's science rover Perseverance lands on Mars Thursday, February 18 – the most advanced astrobiology laboratory ever sent to another world.