News Media Bargaining Code

Despite major concessions to Facebook and Google in the latest version of the news media bargaining code, it remains “unworkable” according to the search giant who now argues it will place the entire open internet at risk. Google says the code – an arbitration mechanism used to force digital platforms

Google “white flag” and then share the terms of the surrender with your friends on Facebook. Australia’s attempt to make Google and Facebook pay for news content is set to be undermined by late concessions to the tech giants following threats they would withdraw services from the local market. Any

The Morrison government will introduce on Wednesday its legislation forcing Google and Facebook to face arbitration if they fail to come to commercial deals with traditional media on payment for content. The government resorted to the mandatory bargaining code after it was clear agreement wouldn’t be reached for voluntary arrangements

A public-owned, “public-purpose social network” run by the national broadcaster should be developed to lessen Australia’s reliance on Google and Facebook, a think tank has proposed as the tech giants threaten to hold back local services. Facebook has threatened to stop Australian users from sharing news stories on its platform

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The advertising giant says its News Showcase product may not be viable under the news media bargaining code but could be an alternative to it. Google is continuing its firm opposition to the Australian government’s attempt to make it pay publishers for the news content it uses, today saying it

Facebook has announced it will ban publishers and people in Australia from sharing local and international news on Facebook and Instagram if a proposal to force tech giants to pay for news becomes law. The announcement follows the release of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s draft news media bargaining

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Facebook is threatening to prevent Australian users from sharing news stories on its platform if the government’s planned news media bargaining mechanism – which allows commercial news publishers to seek payment from platforms for the use of their content – becomes law. The social media and advertising giant today weighed

Have you used Google lately and been greeted by a yellow warning saying that the way Australians search on Google is under threat? To understand why these messages are appearing, Media Files interviewed former chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Professor Allan Fels, and CEO of the

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Google’s international scare campaign to undermine incoming regulation has been branded bullying by a progressive Australian thinktank, which says the impact of the platform giants has been found to be “disastrous” for Australia. In an open letter published Wednesday, The Australia Institute’s Centre For Responsible Technology accused the US tech

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Google today claimed Australian users and content creators will suffer under the incoming News Media Bargaining Code, calling on them to “get involved” in opposing it, and vowing to “do everything we possibly can to get this proposal changed”. The search and advertising giant today began displaying a warning notice