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Australia says “concerned” about Facebook’s approach to media license law



Under Australia’s News Code, Facebook must negotiate with news outlets.


The Australian regulator behind legislation that compels large internet platforms to negotiate licensing deals with media outlets said on Monday it was “concerned” about Facebook Inc’s collaboration seven months after the rule took effect.

Under the News Media Bargaining Code, the social media giant and Alphabet Inc.’s Google must negotiate with news outlets for content that drives traffic to their websites or faces potential government interference.

Rod Sims, chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, said in a statement, “Google is still in talks and finalizing deals with more news media companies and it appears to be doing this exercise in the right spirit.” “

“We are concerned that Facebook does not currently take the same approach.”

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