SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Facebook has lifted a ban that blocked material from Tsu.co, a small rival challenging the world's largest social network's financial dependence on free content shared by its 1.5 billion users.
The reversal comes a month after The Associated Press published a story airing concerns that Facebook might be abusing its power to thwart competition and stifle the concept that people should be paid for the stories and images that they post on social networks.
The dispute began in late September when Facebook removed nearly 10 million posts containing links and other references to Tsu.co.
Facebook restored the deleted posts and began allowing additional content from Tsu (soo) late Monday. The change of heart came after Tsu removed a feature that allowed users to transfer posts to Facebook with one click.