Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content

Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news content

Social media companies will have to pay for content shared on their networks and disclose details of the algorithms that determine what their users see, under a new plan of the Australian government. The decision was taken after an inquiry report concluded that Google and Facebook have distorted local media and advertising markets in ways that make it hard for publishers to monetize their content.

Chris
Chris
Indo
Indo 1 months

In a world of condescending people, Aussies sound out really well. Thanks Down Under. At least we have some voices of reason rather than the daily mindless refrains we have to endure from whoever is wreaking it.

Daniel McEwen
Daniel McEwen 1 months

I wonder if this is a way to save news media. However, they'd have to qualify as legit news sources and not opinion pieces. The news would also have to have sources other than Twitter.

Jacob
Jacob 1 months

They could just ban news stories but at the very least I'm happy that it will force them to release the details of their algorithm.

Mat McKenzie
Mat McKenzie 1 months

It's a greedy concept that makes little sense. Google or Facebook could just remove their content. I'm all for them paying taxes but this just sounds like the rich taking from the rich.

Mat McKenzie
Mat McKenzie 1 months

Good.

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