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. ”

Read also :Google, Facebook: the United States and Europe change doctrine

Read the full news

- Advertisement -

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

This article is for subscribers only. You still have 74% to discover.

Subscribe: 1 € the first month

Can be canceled at any time

Already subscribed? Log in

Article link

[ source link ]

#Australia #crossing #swords #Google #Facebook

These were the details of the news Australia is crossing swords with Google and Facebook for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at en24 news and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV UK team testing tablet, spray alternatives to COVID-19 vaccine
NEXT UK to launch vaccine trials on COVID-19 variants in summer