Opinion

Tech giants should be forced to the table on fake news

By Chris Cooper
April 30 2020 - 6:30pm
The spread of fake news - disinformation dressed up as genuine reporting - is being accelerated by social media. Picture: Shutterstock

It's high time Australian publishers got a fairer cut for the news they break that Facebook and Google then use to drive engagement. The federal government's ad revenue crackdown is to be commended, but real news isn't the only way the tech giants keep eyeballs glued to screens.

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