Digital platforms, regulation, and media sustainability: A lesson for Europe from Down Under

  • Measures to address Google and Facebook’s market power by strengthening merger laws and processes, while promoting consumer choice by addressing competition barriers.
  • Measures to monitor digital platforms’ activities and the potential consequences of those activities for news media organisations and advertisers. It calls for a regulatory authority to be tasked with monitoring, investigating, and reporting on the criteria, commercial arrangements, or other factors used by relevant digital platforms to impact: (1) the ranking and display of advertisements, and (2) the ranking and display of news and journalistic content with the aim of identifying the effects of algorithms and other technologies or policies on the production of news and journalistic content vis-à-vis competition in media markets.
  • Measures to address regulatory imbalances by reviewing the media regulatory framework.
  • Measures to facilitate a more effective process/mechanism for the removal of copyright-infringing material by establishing an effective industry standard.
  • Measures to better inform consumers when dealing with digital platforms about their rights.

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Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD)

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International network of around 200 #MediaDev & #journalism NGOs | Strengthening #pressfreedom #trust & more | https://gfmd.info

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