India should follow Australia-Canada to stop the arbitrariness of Facebook-Google
India should follow Australia-Canada to stop the arbitrariness of Facebook-Google: Experts said in DNPA dialogues – dialogue is necessary to protect journalism
Experts in DNPA said that India should follow in the footsteps of Australia, and Canada to stop the arbitrariness of news-sharing platforms. He told that some time ago multinational news-sharing platforms like Facebook and Google had demanded money in exchange for sharing content in front of the news websites there. But the government and websites of these countries refused to give the money. Said that he would not be a victim of blackmailing.
The same situation of blackmailing is happening in front of India and Canada as well. DNPA has appealed to the government for cooperation. Along with this, there has been a demand to enact a law to control news-sharing platforms like Facebook and Google. This meeting of DNPA will be held once again on December 9, in which further strategy will be discussed.
The first 'DNPA Dialogues' of the Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA), a group of 17 leading news publishers in the country, concluded on Friday. It was attended by the country's leading news publishers as well as Australia's digital regulatory experts. In the webinar, there was a discussion among experts regarding the arbitrariness of multinational news-sharing platforms Facebook and Google. Several leading experts spoke, including former Australian regulatory veteran Rod Sims.
Emma McDonald, a senior adviser at the Australian Communications Ministry, said the topic was challenging, but not impossible. Bringing platforms like Google and Facebook to the negotiating table is a bit more difficult, but not impossible. When the media companies came together to demand the law and the government put pressure, the way out was found.
McDonald, who successfully negotiated with Google on behalf of 24 Australian news publishers, said this was the beginning, not the end, of a conversation to protect journalism.
The digital units of 17 leading news publishers in the country are part of DNPA. The organization is a nonpartisan body that promotes equality and fairness in the digital environment between news organizations and big tech companies.