news hokey-cokey

Facebook's week of dancing the hokey-cokey – it put the news tab in, it pulled the news tab out, it out the news tab in and it shook it all about – is over, and we're watching the dust settle. A quick lay-of-the-land, for those who haven't been following this news as closely as I have. Australia has spent the last few years working towards the creation of legislation which would force large tech companies – specifically named by a state body, and in practice limited to only Google and Facebook – to enter binding arbitration with the news industry to pay for their use of news on their platforms.

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