Canada and Australia join forces with the ‘Internet giants’
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison have agreed to work together to ask “the Internet giants” to pay news outlets.
|Facebook and Google currently use news content of Canadian media outlets for no fee. (Source: AP)|
During a phone call on February 23, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison agreed to work together to ask “the Internet giants” to pay news agencies.
According to a statement by the Government of Canada, the two leaders “agreed to continue to coordinate efforts to ensure the Internet giants’ revenues are shared more fairly with the authors and the media. inform. “
Currently, Facebook and Google use news content of Canadian media without paying fees and this situation is considered to be the main cause of the “mass deaths” in the North American nation’s media. .
Over the past decade, more than 250 Canadian newspapers have been shut down.
Currently, the COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation worse, forcing newspapers that had struggled for a long time to shrink their workforce.