Government faces difficult task to regulate digital giants like Google and Facebook

Sally Whyte
By Sally Whyte
April 20 2020 - 9:30am
Communications Minister Paul Fletcher couldn't say how much digital platforms may end up paying to media companies. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Global internet giants have labelled the government's plan to force them to pay media companies for content "disappointing," while a leading expert has said similar moves in other countries show how difficult it can be to enforce such regulation.

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Sally Whyte

Sally Whyte

Federal Politics Reporter

I report on a range of issues in federal politics and the public service, with a real passion for how decisions made in Canberra affect the lives of Australians.

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