Australia is crossing swords with Google and Facebook

Australia is crossing swords with Google and Facebook
Australia is crossing swords with Google and Facebook

Canberra wants to force the two giants to pay the media. They threaten to degrade their services.

What if Google cut off access to its search engine in Australia? This is the thinly veiled threat formulated Friday during a hearing in the Senate by Mel Silva, director of Google on the island-continent. Simon Milton, vice president in charge of public affairs in the Asia-Pacific zone, meanwhile explained that the social network could be required to block the sharing of press articles. These shocking statements provoked the wrath of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison: “Australia makes the rules as to what can be done in Australia. It is our Parliament that decides. We do not bow to threats. ”

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The object of this weapon pass is a project by the Australian government to force Facebook and Google to pay the media for their content. In this country, the two American giants suck 80% of online advertising revenue. Opposite, the media find themselves in a complicated economic situation as the Covid-19 pandemic

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