The Australian parliament on Thursday passed a new law designed to force Alphabet's Google and Facebook to pay media companies for content used on their platforms in reforms that could be replicated in other countries. Libby Hogan reports.
Jeff Jarvis says Rupert Murdoch’s lobbying led the Australian government to propose making tech companies pay for news. “If anybody should pay anybody, the publishers should be paying the platforms for the value that they get,” Jarvis says. He also talks about an American hedge fund’s planned takeover of Tribune Publishing.
NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik talks about the possible link between Smartmatic’s lawsuit against Fox and the network’s dumping of Dobbs’ show. He says he is reminded of how “scandals were handled at Rupert Murdoch’s news tabloids in London,” where they would “throw somebody over the side and see if that was enough.”
Electronic voting systems maker Smartmatic on Thursday sued Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News cable network and Rudolph Giuliani, a lawyer for former President Donald Trump, claiming they defamed the company by falsely accusing it of helping to rig the U.S. presidential election in favor of Joe Biden. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Former President Donald Trump said he plans to campaign against GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski in Alaska next year when she’s up for reelection, intensifying his pledges to oppose GOP lawmakers who have bucked him.
NBA star Lebron James is joining the fight against Republican-led bills aimed at restricting voting access, releasing a new ad campaign with his organization, More Than A Vote, called “Protect Our Power.”
The Senate on Saturday passed President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan in a party-line vote after an all-night session that saw Democrats battling among themselves over jobless aid and the Republican minority failing to push through some three dozen amendments. This report produced by Jonah Green.