The Facebook News Blackout and the News Media Bargaining Code

featuring Ebony Bennett and Peter Lewis

When Facebook banned Australian news and information from its platform — as well as the pages of many charities, community groups and government departments — in an attempt to avoid regulation, it may have been the first time many Australians had heard of the news media bargaining code. So in this week’s episode we unpack what the code is, what it does, why it’s necessary and what happens next.

When Facebook banned Australian news and information from its platform — as well as the pages of many charities, community groups and government departments — in an attempt to avoid regulation, it may have been the first time many Australians had heard of the news media bargaining code. So in this week’s episode we unpack what the code is, what it does, why it’s necessary and what happens next with Director of the Australia Institute’s Centre for Responsible Technology, Peter Lewis. This was recorded on Tuesday 23 February 2021 and things may have changed since recording.

Host: Ebony Bennett, Deputy Director at the Australia Institute // @ebony_bennett
Guest:
Peter Lewis, Director, Centre for Responsible Technology // @PeterLewisEMC
The Australia Institute // @theausinstitute
Centre for Responsible Technology // @CntrResponsTech
Website:
australiainstitute.org.au
centreforresponsibletechology.org.au
Producer: Jennifer Macey //@jennifermacey
Theme Music: Pulse and Thrum, additional music by Blue Dot Sessions

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