5 hours ago.Melbourne VIC, Australia
Australian parliament Thursday passed landmark legislation on Thursday that requires global digital giants to pay for local news content. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Google will pay for news content in Australia that appears on its "Showcase" product
  • Facebook will pay providers, whose content will appear on its "News" section
  • Giant tech firms have accused the legislation, saying it would threaten their business models

2 days ago.Canberra ACT, Australia
Facebook had banned Australian news pages over a media law. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Facebook and the Australian government on Tuesday indicated they had reached a  compromise over a media law
  • The law was aimed at forcing tech companies like Google and Facebook, to pay for news
  • Facebook will lift the ban "in the coming days"

2 days ago.Canberra ACT, Australia
Australia's efforts to make Google and Facebook pay for news has garnered worldwide attention. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Australia's push to regulate tech giants has become a power struggle between Rupert Murdoch and Mark Zuckerberg
  • It's seen as a struggle of the barons of traditional media fighting back against their digital heirs
  • "This has been a passionate cause for our company," said the chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp

5 days ago.Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Malaysiakini, the news portal, is known for reporting on the misdeeds of the ruling elite. (Photo Credit: UnSplash)

  • On Friday, the news portal was convicted of contempt
  • The outlet was ordered to pay $120,000 fine
  • The decision sparked international condemnation and concerns about worsening press freedom

18 Feburary.Canberra ACT, Australia
Facebook has banned news content sharing in Australia. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Fire, health and meteorological services around the country were experiencing problems with their Facebook pages
  • These pages are regularly used to issue emergency warnings
  • Facebook announced on Wednesday its move to restrict news content sharing in Australia

15 Feburary.Melbourne VIC, Australia
Google and Facebook are "very close" to deals with major Australian media to pay for news, a top government official said Monday. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Australian Treasurer said talks with Facebook CEO and Google CEO had made "great progress"
  • Australia is poised to adopt legislation that would force digital companies to pay for news content
  • The companies have threatened to partially withdraw services from the country if the rules become law

12 Feburary.India
The outside world may have come to a halt, but the virtual world is still full of drama. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • The world is not always full of bad news, it also has funny news 
  • Sometimes, watching the world adopt to the new normal feels like a sitcom show
  • As people work virtual spaces now, not everyone has had a smooth transition

11 Feburary

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10 Feburary.San Francisco, CA, USA
Facebook would start testing the change "for a small percentage of people" in Canada, Brazil and Indonesia this week. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • The new rollout comes after people said they don't want political content over their news feed
  • The change will not alter any information about the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Facebook will no longer suggest politics-themed groups to users, Zuckerberg had said 

1 Feburary.Canberra ACT, Australia
If Google leaves Australia over plans to compel digital giants to pay news organisations for content, Microsoft has a "Plan B available." (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Australia has said that social media platforms, Facebook and Google, will have to pay for hosting news stories
  • Facebook and Google have threatened to block their key services in Australia over the new code
  • Microsoft's Bing search engine could expand if Google leaves, CEO Satya Nadella has told the Australian PM