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Postby Paphitis » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:20 am

Those Google bitches are threatening Australia that their search engine will be pulled from the Australian market.

This after Australia is about to enact new laws forcing Google to pay Australian publishers and media outlets for the content they link to. :lol:

And also for the massive tax evasion fines. :lol:

Good riddance Google. We don’t need you or Chy-na.

Not as if we don’t have a heap of other search engines to choose from.

Next one want to have a go at Australia? Anyone. Maybe Apple?
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Re: Google threatens Australia

Postby Maximus » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:42 pm

I dont know if that is a good idea or reasonable,

Because Google is only a search "directory" of sorts.

Business's usually pay the directory to get visibility and google is providing a free service for creators to get their content served up to a massive audience.

Googles paid ad network is something else, and it does share revenue with publishers that are signed up to it.

Other search engines are not as good as googles search intent and matching algorithms. That is why google has something like 87% market share.
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Re: Google threatens Australia

Postby Paphitis » Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:48 pm

Maximus wrote:I dont know if that is a good idea or reasonable,

Because Google is only a search "directory" of sorts.

Business's usually pay the directory to get visibility and google is providing a free service for creators to get their content served up to a massive audience.

Googles paid ad network is something else, and it does share revenue with publishers that are signed up to it.

Other search engines are not as good as googles search intent and matching algorithms. That is why google has something like 87% market share.


I think it’s a great idea. They seem to be targeting big corporations like Google and Apple because they are tax evading.

The premise of the thinking is that these corporations are milking profits from us in Australia when Australians use their services and buy their products and as a result they should be paying tax in Australia.

Big companies are rotting the system. It’s not just them either. Big fuel companies do the same when they import petrol. They set up offshore companies in Singapore which is a tax haven etc.

So they are targeting this.

It seems to be very popular.

And this is the type of Trumpism I was referring to,

Only Trump would do something like this. It seems Scott Morrison is very much in step with Orange Man.

The good thing is though, Scott Morrison isn’t get any bad press. On the contrary, Murdoch is very much backing him to the tilt.

We still have left wing media here like CNN but no one is taking them seriously. Especially when Scott Morrison does populist policies like this.

The other thing they are looking at are Australian multinationals who set up offshore companies to shed their profits to avoid tax. That is straight out of the Trump rule book.
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Re: Google threatens Australia

Postby Paphitis » Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:05 pm

Google is now resorting to warning Sustralian users that it could abandon the Sustralian Market and is asking its customers to write to politicians. They are saying the Australian Government is censoring them. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Little do they know is that THEY ARE the problem and censoring the news through their algorithms and curating of news services.

Google, you’re Fired! :D

We don’t want criminals in our country and that is what Google is. A criminal organisation,

Now asiktir from Australia!
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Re: Google threatens Australia

Postby Paphitis » Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:49 am

The next ones that should be targeted are Facebook and Twitter.

They should be paying every Australian citizen for the content they put up because it is the users that provide the product.

They need to pay tax and make some contribution to our economy. No free rides here.

If they don’t like it, they too can buzz off.

These corporates are a cancer and leeches in every sense. They use our information and content to on sell and advertise other products. It’s made them one of the largest companies in the world.

The gig is up I’m afraid.

Countries that will survive will be those who keep these leeches on a very short leech. Their free for all must end.

Plus we need to make new media laws as well to control the information and bring in knew standards in integrity. At the moment, there is no integrity at all.

They need to be accountable now. Abide by our laws or leave the country.

If they leave, it’s not as if there will be no benefit to us. Mental health will improve actually. Socially media has been a scourge with online bullying and people have taken their lives over it. It probably kills as many people as smoking does. Young impressionable people. It’s time for our young to get out and about in the great outdoors with their families and play sport. Social media is fine too but so many people are battling an addiction now, like smoking and drinking. There is a social impact on mental and physical well being which costs our health sector. So yeh, tax the bastards or put a levy on every account.

Suckerburg, you’re fired! :D
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Re: Google threatens Australia

Postby Paphitis » Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:19 am

The internet has changed the world.

And information is a commodity. Which should be taxed just like when a builder buys materials. That’s a commodity too.

Local business pay tax. So too Australian workers.

Big tech have a free ride and only pay my tax on profit in the US. Well the are exploiting commodities in every country. So there has to be some form of charging them with a levy tax or pay contributors which will be taxed in their jurisdiction.

Fair is fair.

Legislate and control the bastards because that’s what they deserve.
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Re: Google threatens Australia

Postby repulsewarrior » Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:05 am

...so. Now you support Bernie Sanders? Sounds like what, he says.

Indeed, the rich should pay taxes. And those profiting from the windfall the COVID pandemic represents to them, should expect the rest of us to wonder what equity there is in that.

...no need to get all excited Paphitis, these ''deals'' have been in the works all over the world for years. It is toward that end a negotiating tactic, fluff for you to read, trial balloons both "big-tech" and "our Leadership" are watching.
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Re: Google threatens Australia

Postby Paphitis » Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:55 pm

repulsewarrior wrote:...so. Now you support Bernie Sanders? Sounds like what, he says.

Indeed, the rich should pay taxes. And those profiting from the windfall the COVID pandemic represents to them, should expect the rest of us to wonder what equity there is in that.

...no need to get all excited Paphitis, these ''deals'' have been in the works all over the world for years. It is toward that end a negotiating tactic, fluff for you to read, trial balloons both "big-tech" and "our Leadership" are watching.


Depends on how far you want to go RW.

Yes I believe the rich should pay more tax. But you got to be careful. Fir instance, you can’t just charge big corporates a 50% tax rate because they will go offshore to a tax haven like Cayman Islands.

The US and Australia had a company tax rate of 30% but they are slashing them to 22%. You have to stay competitive.

But yeh, there is a lot of things legislators can do such as keep up with technological advancements of big tech. These organisations have had a free for all so Government should tighten the loopholes and make them pay something.

Plus, I have said this before. There are more similarities with Sanders and Trump than there are differences. It seems it’s the right wing these days chasing the big companies whilst the left wing like the Democrats are in bed with them. All except Sanders that is who does seem legit however, if you raise company tax it will be a disaster because their capital is highly mobile.

By all means, countries and legislators need to look into Google, Facebook, Apple and others like them.
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Re: Google threatens Australia

Postby Paphitis » Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:45 pm

Sanders did talk the talk about worker rights, free healthcare and other social objectives which the US should try to aspire to. But it’s unknown if he could control the other Democrats if he gained office. It seems the Democrats have no desire to walk the walk but I stress make it harder for everybody and make people poorer.

This is where the next 4 years could turn out to be a nightmare. If Americans lose their jobs, they will be marching on the Democrats with pit forks like in The Simpsons episode,

That is when you will see Turnip back in power, he already promised he will be back. He just doesn’t know in what form yet. Even if he’s impeached it wouldn’t matter as daughter could very well be the first ever POTUS. Camela won’t get there as I doubt Biden will let go of power which means they will crumbly with their own infighting.
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Re: Google threatens Australia

Postby miltiades » Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:22 pm

Is there anything you are not an expert at ? Perhaps predicting.2024 US elections :lol: :lol: :D :lol:
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