UK Should Follow Australia and Make Facebook Pay for News Content: Hancock

Britain should follow Australia and demand that Facebook pay publishers for the news content viewed and shared on its site, Health Secretary Matt Hancock indicated on Sunday. When asked about a potential UK clampdown on the social media colossus over sharing revenue generated from the content, the former Secretary for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport told Times Radio he had very strong views on this. “I think this is a very important matter and I’ve got no doubt the culture secretary [Oliver Dowden] will be looking at it very closely,” he said. Hancock made his remarks on the same day Australian government ministers pulled the plug on advertising on Facebook, a move that could cost the tech giant millions. Australia’s Health Minister Greg Hunt said that further advertising on the platform would not occur on his watch “until the issue is resolved.” “Basically, you have corporate titans acting as sovereign bullies, …
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