After taking on Google and Facebook to demand ring fenced revenue to pay for the Journalism both are destroying, Australia has won!
Facebook is backing down on its ban on Australian news on the platform, after it says it held “constructive discussions” with members of the government.
Google backed down and today it’s been announced Facebook backed down after blocking Australian news!
Australia has had the courage and the smarts to change the flawed free market so that trans national conglomerates who are monopolistically destroying the foundations of reason with disinformation clack bait have to bloody pay for the Journalism that is an antidote to conspiracy theories.
Well done Australia for their courage.
Where the hell is our bumbling cowardly lion Broadcasting Minister, the ever disappointing Kris Faafoi?
Handing out millions to the luvvies at RNZ and Spinoff and the Stuff Sisterhood of the travelling pants is easy, but actually challenging the broken market and making Google AND Facebook pay money for real journalism is far harder.
Try harder Kris!
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