The goal of the block was for Aussies to stop seeing and sharing news. That means all news sites worldwide blocked from Aussie feeds and Aussie news sites had all their posts blocked from being published anywhere.
I guess I'm just thick. I do not see how FB was able to block "all news sites worldwide" nor enforce a policy whereby "all their posts [be] blocked from being published anywhere." You couldn't post here, for instance, during the FB blockage? All news sites worldwide are only accessible through FB?
FB could go offline entirely forever today (please, please, please make it so) and my Internet experience would be affected not one jot. So I ask again, what am I missing here?