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Frydenberg hits out at tech giants for ‘shifting goalposts’ on media code – Sydney Morning Herald

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has accused the tech giants of doing a disservice to Australians by threatening to shut down their search engines.

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Google boss Melanie Silva warned at a Senate hearing on Friday the tech giant may be forced to shut down its search function in Australia. However, she said an experiment to remove local news was to collect data in case a code is implemented. For us to be able to go into any sort of arbitration that would exist in our workable version of the code … we needed that data and that insight to prepare, she said.
Facebooks director of policy for the Asia-Pacific region, Simon Milner, reiterated a threat…

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