RTÉ calls for ‘digital tax’ on social media firms to help fund future journalism
National broadcaster made suggestion of levy on social media firms carrying news in its submission to state’s Future of Media Commission
RTÉ has said that a “digital tax” could be imposed on internet platforms such as Facebook and Google to help fund journalism in Ireland.
The suggestion was made in the broadcaster’s submission to the Future of Media Commission which was established by the government late last year to examine how the country’s struggling media and journalism sectors should be funded over the coming decade.
The proposal was made...
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