Australia’s prime time battle against big tech9 min read . Updated: 09 Mar 2021, 08:10 AM IST
- For now, there’s an uneasy truce in this conflict over the future of news. What are the learnings for India?
- The temporary relief large media companies are seeking may not address structural problems. The smaller publishers, reliant on traffic from social media firms, stand to suffer the most.
NEW YORK : For those in Australia whose primary exposure to news was through the world’s largest social network, Facebook, 17 February was not just a slow news day—it was no news day. That day, the company blocked users in Australia from posting any news stories from Australian media, and prevented news-sharing from Australian media companies globally.
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