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Re: Google threatens Australia

Postby Paphitis » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:54 pm

Kikapu wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Well it looks like the gee laws have worked well in that Google is now signing deals with Australian media outlets worth many tens of millions in order to be able to publish their content.

But backfired with regard to Facebook which has barred all Australian accounts from news and media outlets. Australians are unable to look at the CNN page fir instance or any other page it like.


Sounds like FB kicked Australia in the balls by refusing to be dictated how they run their business and the Aussies buckled after FB blocked many services needed by Australia. Now Aussies are at the FB’s mercy to cut a deal on FB’s terms. No doubt Google may demand the same terms also as FB’s. :wink:


Well it’s an inconvenience for me as that’s where I go to get my aggregated news from sources I choose such as going for instance to The Guardian, CNN, BBC etc etc whilst on the run. Now not available.

But it doesn’t seem anyone else cares really.

And our Government isn’t saying much about Facebook. All they are saying is Google is playing ball and that’s what they want.

Facebook will have to play ball eventually otherwise they will lose subscribers. The new laws won’t be going away.

I can’t say I disagree with the laws. In my view, AusGOV are just causing the net on big tech and ending the free for all. I dare say many other Governments will follow - I reckon the EU or UK will be next.
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Re: Google threatens Australia

Postby Paphitis » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:19 pm

Well talk about being behind the news. Just saw the headline in an Australian newspaper at the service station literally only just now.

Headline reads “Facebook About Face” :lol:

Looks like Facebook will be lifting all the Australia restrictions. :D

That’s better!
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