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Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter sees jump in govt demands to remove editorial content

Twitter Inc a surge in government demands worldwide in 2020 to take down content posted by journalists and news outlets, according to data released by the struggling social media p...

Platform Industry: Google News

France fines Google 500 million euros over copyright row

France’s antitrust watchdog slapped a 500 million euro (approximately $593 million) fine on Google for failing to comply with the regulator’s orders on how to conduct t...

Facebook and Google versus Australia

ACCC may authorise media group talks with Google and Facebook

Australia’s competition watchdog has said it issued draft proposals to authorise regional newspaper industry group, Country Press Australia, to negotiate with Google and Face...

Platform News: Google

Google deal with French publishers on hold pending antitrust decision

Google has put on hold a preliminary deal with some French publishers to pay for news content as it awaits an antitrust decision that could set the tone for copyright talks on onli...

Platform News: China

China to restrict mobile app news notifications in internet clampdown

China’s internet watchdog has said that it will ban some mobile app notifications and tighten regulations as the CCP ramps up a campaign to rein in tech companies.

Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

Google: ‘not up to us’ to dictate how news companies spend its $1 billion

Google has reached licensing deals with over 600 news outlets around the world and is seeing a “huge increase” in users requesting more content from specific publicatio...

Platform News: Facebook usage

Facebook set to launch newsletter product for writers and journalists

Facebook is rolling out a new publishing platform in the coming months in the United States that lets independent writers and journalists reach new audiences and monetize their wor...

Platform News: Google

Google and Facebook fight bill that would help US news industry

Lobbyists for Facebook and Google threw their weight against new US legislation that seeks to aid struggling news publishers by allowing them to negotiate collectively against the ...

Platform News: Search engine Google's New York office

US hearing on tech dominance of news outlets will include Microsoft

A House Judiciary panel focused on antitrust will hear from three witnesses who represent a range of news organizations with concerns about how big tech platforms like Facebook and...

Facebook and Google versus Australia

Facebook signs letter of intent with three Australian media firms

Facebook has said it had signed letters of intent with three Australian media firms, a day after the country’s Parliament passed a law forcing it to pay media companies for u...

Facebook and Google versus Australia

Aussie lawmakers expected to pass amendments to Facebook and Google law

Australian lawmakers are expected to approve amendments to legislation to force Google and Facebook to pay media companies for news content, despite opposition from some minor poli...

Platform News: Google

French antitrust investigators say Google breached its orders on talks with publishers

French antitrust investigators have accused Google of failing to comply with the state competition authority’s orders on how to conduct negotiations with news publishers over...

Platform Industry: Microsoft operating system users

Microsoft teams up with EU publishers amid Facebook’s Australian spat

Microsoft and European media groups have urged EU regulators to require online platforms to seek arbitration in disagreements over how to share revenues with news publishers, a sti...

Platform News: Facebook the smartphone app in-front of monitors

Australia says no further Facebook, Google amendments

Australia will not alter legislation that would make Facebook and Google pay news outlets for content, a senior lawmaker said, as the Aussie government neared a final vote on wheth...