Analysis

Government's war on Google misses the point, digital rights advocates say

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated February 9 2021 - 4:04am, first published February 5 2021 - 3:00am
Digital Rights Watch programme director Lucie Krahulcova says the government's proposed media bargaining code focuses on the wrong things. Image: Shutterstock

Much of the focus surrounding the government's media bargaining code has been on redirecting Google's revenue empire toward Australia's struggling news media outlets, but it's completely misguided, digital experts say.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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