Morrison may find tech giants aren’t bluffing

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The PrimeMinister is playing a dangerous game of blindman’s bluff in thinking the tech giantswon’twalk away (“PM tells Google and Facebook: You’re bluffing, September 8). Spain and Germany thought the same. Google no longer runs a Google News Spain.Web traffic to Spanish news sites is substantially down, as is their ability to charge for advertising. Germany’s top news outlet, Axel Springer, found that theweb traffic to its site dramatically declined, forcing it to enter into an individual agreement with Google offering the content for free.

Period11 Sep 2020

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  • TitleMorrison may find tech giants aren’t bluffing
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletAustralian Financial Review
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size100 words
    CountryAustralia
    Date11/09/20
    DescriptionThe PrimeMinister is playing a
    dangerous game of blindman’s bluff in
    thinking the tech giantswon’twalk
    away (“PM tells Google and Facebook:
    You’re bluffing, September 8).
    Spain and Germany thought the
    same. Google no longer runs a Google
    News Spain.Web traffic to Spanish
    news sites is substantially down, as is
    their ability to charge for advertising.
    Germany’s top news outlet, Axel
    Springer, found that theweb traffic to
    its site dramatically declined, forcing it
    to enter into an individual agreement
    with Google offering the content for
    free
    Producer/AuthorProfessor Tom Smith
    PersonsTom Smith