Please Explain podcast: Will Google pay or go with a news media bargaining code?

For more than a year now Australia’s major media outlets have been rumbling with the digital giants Google and Facebook over proposed legislation designed to make the search and social platforms pay for news content.

Last month the issue burst out of the media bubble when Google ran what it called an “experiment” on 1 per cent of Australian users – completely wiping their search results of any Australian news content.

The company is threatening to exit the Australian market altogether.

In today’s episode of Please Explain Daily, media and telco writer Zoe Samios discusses how we got to this point, what could happen if Google stops showing Australian news results and whether Parliament is likely go through with a mandatory code.

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