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Government weighs Big Tech news intervention

Daniel Dunkley
Fri, 18 Feb 2022

Government weighs Big Tech news intervention
Google had planned to launch Showcase by the end of last year, but the launch has been derailed. (Image: Getty)
Daniel Dunkley
Fri, 18 Feb 2022
The Ministry for Culture and Heritage is drawing up plans to help news publishers strike commercial deals with Google and Facebook for their news content.The Ministry for Culture and Heritage (MCH) is “considering options to support New Zealand media companies to reach commercial arrangements with digital platforms, should financial compensation not materialise through negotiations”.The comments were made in MCH’s submission to the Commerce Commission (ComCom), as NZ newsgroups, led by the News Publishers’ Association (N...

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