Whereas huge media firms can snap their fingers and get authorities intervention of their combat with tech platforms, employees and unions must do it the laborious method.
If one factor is evident from Australia’s mainstream media during the last 5 days, by no means get between them and a pot of cash — on this case, cash stolen from the large tech firms below the guise of “content material theft”.
If the media was deceptive audiences beforehand concerning the information bargaining code rip-off, Fb’s calling of Australia’s bluff and eradicating all of the content material that media firms insisted was being “stolen” final week unleashed a holy conflict in opposition to the social media large, led by sanctimonious journalists, froth-mouthed teachers, raging media executives and livid authorities ministers.
Unusually, this was one tradition conflict that united left and proper, with progressive economists and commentators competing with Coalition apologists at Information Corp to see who may denounce Mark Zuckerberg extra strongly.
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