Should government intervene in platform-publisher relationships? | Parley podcast

April 30, 2020 08:00 pm | Updated May 11, 2021 04:51 pm IST

In the last few weeks, France and Australia have taken significant steps to make news aggregators such as Google pay for re-use of news. The beneficiaries will be news publishers, who for years have been struggling to make the digital transition. While the competition regulator in France has effectively pushed Google into negotiating a remuneration deal with publishers, Australia has proposed to make platforms pay for the use of news.

Rasmus Kleis Nielsen , Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism; and Parminder Jeet Singh , Executive Director, IT for Change, weigh in on whether governments should intervene in correcting lopsided relationships between platforms and publishers.

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