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Facebook wipes Australian news content in new showdown with the law

Benjamin Millier Did you miss this story? Here’s your chance to read (or re-read) one of our favorite stories of 2021! Australian Facebook users have been blocked from accessing news sites through their social media feeds in a dramatic escalation of the tech giant’s standoff with the federal government over proposed new laws. Facebook users […]

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ABC Adds Over 50 Journalists Following Payments For News Content

The ABC has added more than 50 additional reporter positions in regional locations as a result of deals with Meta (formerly Facebook Inc) and Google. Following the adoption of the Mandatory News Media and Digital Platforms Trading Code in February, which included public broadcasters, the CBA began trade negotiations with digital platforms. Finalized deals with […]

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Facebook and French publishers reach agreement on remuneration for news content – ​​EURACTIV.com

Facebook and the lobby of French publishers, known as the Alliance de la Presse d’Information Générale (APIG), have reached an agreement on the remuneration of journalistic content published on the American giant’s platform, the two announced on Thursday. 21st of October. EURACTIV France reports. After several years of “constructive discussions”, Facebook said it had reached […]

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Google and Facebook erode local media while using news content for free

Opinion: Google and Facebook pay to allow other types of content, but have refused to fairly compensate news outlets critical to our work. A bill in Congress would change that. Editorial Committee | Arizona Republic Quality local journalism is essential to creating an informed and engaged public and ensuring a thriving democracy. But local journalism […]

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Charging Tech Giants to Use Traditional Media News Content – Legislative Issues Review

A few weeks ago, the news was abuzz with the controversy over a australian law that would do social media companies and even search engine pay for their provision of content from traditional media. While the controversy was high, there were articles in numerous general interest publications asking if this model could work outside of […]

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Facebook agrees to pay News Corp. Australia for news content: NPR

An illustration of a post seen on Facebook mobile last month, when Facebook banned publishers and users in Australia from posting and sharing news content amid a dispute over a new law obliging technology platforms to pay for it. Robert Cianflone ​​/ Getty Images hide caption toggle legend Robert Cianflone ​​/ Getty Images An illustration […]

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Facebook to spend $ 1 billion on news content over three years

Facebook Inc. FB -0.02% has said it will spend at least $ 1 billion on licensing from news publishers over the next three years, a commitment that comes as tech giants come under close scrutiny from governments around the world for paying for news content that appears on their platforms. The spending plans come on […]

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Australia passes law forcing Facebook and Google to pay for news content

The Australian government has passed a new law forcing Google and Facebook to negotiate with the media to pay for their content or face arbitration. “This is an important step”, noted Josh Frydenberg, the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party who spearheaded the new law. “This legislation will help level the playing field and see […]