Brian Keegan: When it comes to the regulation of big tech, local may trump global after all
The ‘go it alone’ approach by Australia in the row with Facebook challenges the OECD line that ‘together is better’ when it comes to taxation
Last week’s dispute between the Australian government and Facebook over payment for news content is just the latest chapter in a larger narrative of governments trying to manage the presence of the big technology platforms in their jurisdictions.
While it is no surprise that the action taken by Facebook to close down news-related content in Australia gained widespread attention, it is surprising that it was deemed to be necessary. Few western-style democracies launch...
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