Jun 26, 2020

Australia gives tech platforms six months to develop misinformation code

They must develop a framework for how to reduce the spread of misinformation and empower internet users to make more informed decisions.

Jun 16, 2020

Facebook calls out 'discriminatory' Australian proposed code, says news is 'highly substitutable'

Both Facebook and Google have come out fighting against proposed legislation in Australia, arguing that news has minimal value to their businesses.

Jun 2, 2020

Google mounts Australia legislation defence, says economic value of news is 'very small'

Google's Australia head calls out 'inaccurate claims' about the value of news content to the search giant's bottom line.

May 22, 2020

BBC Global News chief: It’s ‘unfair’ and ‘a bit immature’ for news industry to rely on Facebook & Google to save us

But Jim Egan says the big platforms have not been ‘sufficiently concerned’ so Australia’s new rules will be ‘highly significant’.

May 19, 2020

Australia's move to charge tech for news could shift how platforms define ‘good content’

The entire media ecosystem will benefit from this shift in revenue distribution. In the meantime, the industry can do more to protect itself.

Apr 20, 2020

'There is too much at stake': Australia to force Facebook and Google to share ad dollars with news publishers

Australia wants to become "the first country in the world to successfully require payment for content" from the duopoly; Facebook "disappointed" by move.