Report Overview

Google and Facebook lay out diverging news strategies: Battleground beyond Australia

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Google is demonstrating support for news by stepping up its efforts to license content from publishers and provide unpaywalled access within its Google News app—an attempt to diffuse regulatory pressure

The issue of incentives to sustain scale businesses that originate and distribute high quality news in the digital era is still left unanswered

Facebook has taken an opposite strategy, banning the sharing of news in Australia on their platforms—a risky, yet calculated move