Big tech groups hit out at online news bill

Big tech groups hit out at online news bill
The major tech companies are pushing back at proposed legislation. (Image: DepositPhotos)
Daniel Dunkley
Google and Meta have come out swinging against legislation to force digital platforms to pay for news, with the former threatening to “reassess” its business model in New Zealand.The Fair Digital News Bargaining Bill, introduced by the Labour government before its election defeat, is at the select committee stage, with 32 submissions published this month.NZ’s law would make large internet companies compensate local publishers for featuring news stories on their platforms. It is also designed to address the bargaining imbalance...

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