Facebook The “bossy” move in Australia shows the need for regulation, says the UK trade body

The move to block all media in Australia shows why countries around the world need robust regulation to stop tech giants from behaving like a “schoolyard bully,” said the head of the UK media group. News Media Association President Henry Faure Walker said Facebook’s ban during a global pandemic was “a classic example of monopoly power being the school bully, trying to protect its dominant position with little respect for citizens and customers who allegedly serves “.

“Facebook’s actions in Australia demonstrate precisely why we need jurisdictions around the world, including the UK, to coordinate to provide robust regulation to create a level playing field between tech giants and news publishers.”

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