“Australia Passes Law Making Google and Facebook Pay for News.”
Jennifer Grygiel, assistant professor of communications in the Newhouse School, was quoted by Variety for the story “Australia Passes Law Making Google and Facebook Pay for News.” Australia recently passed a law requiring major tech firms to pay publishers for news, which Facebook reacted to by blocking news postings on their platform in Australia. Grygiel, an expert on social media, says that Facebook’s actions threaten global policy and access to journalism. “Zuckerberg’s flex here shows how he can disrupt global access to the news in a heartbeat. It also shows how he is able to suppress the news related to this policy too. No company should have this much influence over access to journalism,” Grygiel says.