Facebook signs pay deals with 3 Australian news publishers

Facebook has announced preliminary agreements with three Australian publishers, a day after the Parliament passed a law that would make the digital giants pay for news By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press February 26, 2021, 1:18 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CANBERRA, Australia — Facebook announced on Friday preliminary […]

Australia says Facebook will lift its Australian news ban

Australia’s government says Facebook has agreed to lift its ban on Australians sharing news after a deal was struck on legislation that would make digital giants pay for journalism ByThe Associated Press February 23, 2021, 5:20 AM • 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s government announced on […]

Microsoft, EU publishers team up to push for news payments

Microsoft is teaming up with European publishers to push for a system to make big tech platforms pay for news ByThe Associated Press February 22, 2021, 2:16 PM • 1 min read LONDON — Microsoft is teaming up with European publishers to push for a system to make big tech platforms pay for news, raising […]

Australian leader urges Facebook to lift its news blockade

Australia’s prime minister has urged Facebook to lift its blockade of Australian users and return to the negotiating table with news publishing businesses By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press February 19, 2021, 1:57 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister on Friday urged Facebook to […]

EXPLAINER: What’s up between Google, Facebook and Australia?

For two decades, global news outlets have complained internet companies are getting rich at their expense, selling advertising linked to their reports without sharing revenue By JOE McDONALD AP Business Writer February 18, 2021, 8:59 AM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — For two decades, global news outlets […]

Correction: China-Online Crackdown story – ABC News

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Ma Xiaolin frequently wrote about current affairs on one of China’s leading microblogging sites, where he has 2 million followers. But recently, he said in a post, the Weibo site called and asked him not to post original content on topics ranging from politics to economic and military issues. “As an international […]

Australian media law raises questions about ‘pay for clicks’

CANBERRA, Australia — Sir Timothy Berners-Lee, the British computer scientist known as the inventor of the World Wide Web, says Australian plans to make digital giants pay for journalism could set a precedent that renders the Internet as we know it unworkable. “Specifically, I am concerned that that code risks breaching a fundamental principle of […]

In shock move, Facebook blocks news access in Australia

CANBERRA, Australia — In a shocking act of retaliation Thursday, Facebook blocked Australians from sharing news, a milestone in the increasingly frantic jockeying between governments, media and powerful tech companies that one Australian minister called “an assault on a sovereign nation” and abuse of power. Australia’s government condemned the decision, which also prevented some government […]

Facebook blocks Australians from accessing news on platform

Facebook has announced it has blocked Australians from viewing and sharing news on the platform because of proposed laws in the country to make digital giants pay for journalism By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press February 18, 2021, 1:18 AM • 3 min read CANBERRA, Australia — Facebook announced Thursday it has blocked Australians from viewing […]

Australia news media ‘large and small’ discuss Google deals

CANBERRA, Australia — Google was quickly negotiating generous deals with big and small Australian media companies to pay for news as the Parliament considers forcing digital giants into such agreements, a minister said on Wednesday. Seven West Media on Monday became the largest Australian news media business to strike a deal with Google to pay […]