Big tech's evasion of responsibility may be coming to an end

Some see platform economy changes as bringing welcome new flexibility and efficiency to labour markets. Others see it as a return to the precarious working conditions that the labour movement fought against throughout the 19th and 20th centuries and an attack on the social protection model that has evolved as a defining characteristic of the EU.
“The notion that everyone has a responsibility to contribute to the common ‘social contract’ has been for a long time part of the European social […]
Big tech's evasion of responsibility may be coming to an end

Australia passes law forcing Google and Facebook to pay news publications

Australia on Wednesday passed a new media law that had generated noisy pushback from internet giants Google and Facebook, which didn’t want to be forced to pay publishers for news content.
After a last-minute round of senate amendments were added to the bill on Tuesday, the bill was sent back and quickly passed to the lower house on Wednesday. Under the new law, called the News Media and Digital Platforms Mandatory Bargaining Code, Google and Facebook are required to negotiate licensing […]
Australia passes law forcing Google and Facebook to pay news publications