Govt says no more money for media as 'big tech' media bill unveiled

Govt says no more money for media as 'big tech' media bill unveiled
Willie Jackson has been backing a media bill for sometime. (Image: NZME)
Daniel Dunkley
The government says it is no longer “desirable” for it to fund news publishers due to the risk of undermining trust in the media.The comment was made as ministers released the Fair Digital News Bargaining Bill, new legislation to compel technology platforms to pay for hosting news content.Government ministers believe the new bill will help to address the financial crisis facing the news media by forcing technology firms such as Meta and Google to pay for news links.The bill, published this afternoon before its introduction to parlia...

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