Australian needs a 'general safety provision' that obliges firms to be proactive, not reactive, in ensuring they supply safe consumer products.
The ABC could build a social media service to replace Facebook - but it doesn't have the funding, resources or political support to do so.
The danger of consumers being given false and misleading information by commercial price comparison websites requires regulation.
Making Google and Facebook pay Australian news publishers might be good politics, but it is odd economics.
Research shows Google News results often prioritise mainstream media over smaller news businesses. It's a double-edged sword. While local outlets suffer, it's actually better for readers.
The Public Interest Journalism Initiative is proposing a new scheme that would allow news media organisations to claim tax refunds for producing 'core news' content. This is how it would work.
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Facebook and Google's publicity campaigns against Australia's new media regulations show they're worried other countries will follow suit.
Facebook is worried publishers may charge as much as they want for their content. But we believe parameters can be set based on the value Australians put on public interest journalism.
The code seems to oversimplify how news content on big digital platforms should be assigned commercial value.
Facebook says it will ban publishers and people in Australia from sharing local and international news on Facebook and Instagram if a proposal to force tech giants to pay for news becomes law.
Over the past decade, news media companies have been at the mercy of big tech platforms' algorithms in delivering them readers. But with no guarantee of sustained revenue, media firms are looking elsewhere.
‘Suck it and see’ or face a digital tax, former ACCC boss Allan Fels warns Google and Facebook.
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Tech giants don't like Australia's plan to force Google and Facebook to pay for news, to fund public interest journalism. But the government may well respond with a digital tax, says Allan Fels.
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The letter is part of a campaign running across Google's platforms, designed to gaslight Australian users. Don't fall for it.
Last year, men were more likely to report losses to investment fraud, while women were the main target for romance fraud. Overall, men reported higher financial loss.
Facebook's answer to proposed regulations hinges on understanding the value of news.
New Zealanders and struggling media companies are paying the price for an unwillingness to tax the tech giants' local profits.
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As we face mounting job losses, taxpayers have a right to anticipate that the government's investments will be strategically sound.
As news media revenues tumble still further amid the COVID-19 recession, the government has pledged mandatory rules to force tech giants to pay for using news content.
The government has told the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to develop a mandatory code of conduct to address bargaining power imbalances between media companies and digital platforms such as Facebook and Google