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Facebook, Google to be forced to pay for news as part of new mandatory code of conduct to support traditional news media – ABC News

Facebook and Google will have to pay traditional news media to publish their content under a new code of conduct that could be in place by the end of the year.

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Facebook and Google will have to pay traditional news media to publish their content under a new code of conduct developed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that could be implemented by the end of this year.
Key points:

  • The code addresses the power imbalances between news outlets and digital tech giants
  • Digital platforms will have to negotiate pay agreements with news outlets individually or as groups
  • Consultation on the draft code is open unt…

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