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Facebook ‘pleased’ to restore Australian news pages after tweaks to media code
Media 2021-02-23 5:31 pm By Christine Caulfield

Social media giant Facebook has announced it will soon reverse its ban on news pages in Australia after discussions with the Morrison government resulted in […]

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Google threatens to block search in Australia if media code becomes law
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-22 4:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Tech giants Google and Facebook have come under fire in a Senate inquiry for their “threats” to block news in Australia if a draft media […]

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ACCC chair stands by final offer arbitration clause in proposed media code
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-22 9:40 pm By Miklos Bolza

The chair of the ACCC says that while it has made concessions in response to complaints from Google and Facebook about its proposed media bargaining […]

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‘Not healthy nor sustainable’: Facebook says it shouldn’t be asked to fix Aussie media problems
Competition & Consumer Protection 2021-01-20 1:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

Facebook and Google should not be expected to solve the challenges currently facing the Australian media industry, according to the social media giant, which has […]

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Facebook, Instagram waived right to arbitrate startup’s competition case
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-23 6:41 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Facebook and its subsidiary Instagram have lost a bid to shut down a lawsuit brought by an Australian social media startup, with a judge finding […]

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Facebook hit with ACCC action for ‘misleading’ users over data protection app
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-16 10:43 am By Christine Caulfield

The consumer watchdog has launched enforcement action against Facebook, alleging the social media giant engaged in false, misleading or deceptive conduct in the promotion of […]

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Government to introduce legislation requiring Google, Facebook to pay for news
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-12-08 10:10 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Federal government will introduce legislation on Wednesday that will require Google and Facebook to pay news publishers to exploit their content and give them […]

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Epic Games takes competition battle with Apple to Australia
Competition & Consumer Protection 2020-11-17 11:12 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Epic Games, maker of the popular Fortnite game, has taken its courtroom battle with Apple to Australia, hitting the tech giant with a lawsuit for […]

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Facebook tries again to dodge privacy lawsuit in Australia
Privacy & Cybersecurity 2020-09-29 1:04 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Facebook will press on with its argument that it can’t be sued in Australia by the country’s privacy commissioner for its alleged disclosure of users’ […]

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Google, Facebook face fines of at least $10M for breaches of ACCC media bargaining code
Media 2020-07-31 12:55 pm By Christine Caulfield

Google and Facebook will face penalties of at least $10 million for breaches of a media bargaining code drafted by the ACCC that aims to […]

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