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 […]

Google fires AI manager who protested her peer’s departure

Google has fired a leader of its artificial intelligence ethics team in the fallout from the recent departure of another former employee involved in the same field ByThe Associated Press February 20, 2021, 1:15 AM • 2 min read MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google has fired a leader of its artificial intelligence ethics team in […]

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 […]

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 to amend laws to make Google and Facebook pay

Australia’s government says it will amend draft laws that would make Google and Facebook pay for news to clarify that publishers would be paid in lump sums rather than per click on news article links By ROD McGUIRK Associated Press February 16, 2021, 7:44 AM • 3 min read CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s government said […]

Australia report says make Google and Facebook pay for news

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s Parliament will debate making Google and Facebook pay for news after a Senate committee on Friday recommended no changes to the world-first draft laws. The Senate Economics Legislation Committee has been scrutinizing the bill since it was introduced in Parliament in December. The senators rejected Facebook and Google’s arguments that the […]