The digital platforms aren’t happy and have warned of dire consequences if the draft legislation is passed into law
The Australian government has released draft legislation to compel Google and Facebook to negotiate with Australian media companies. The digital platforms have responded aggressively, warning users of dire consequences and, in the case of Facebook, threatening to remove news from Australian Facebook pages. Here’s what the fight is about.
Why does the Australian government think Google and Facebook should make payments to Australian media companies?
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