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Big Tech algorithms, payment for news content scrutinized in Australian Senate inquiry

By Laurel Henning
  • 14 Mar 2023 05:55
  • 14 Mar 2023 05:55
Apple and Google’s use of algorithms for video content as well as Meta Platforms’ approach to commercial agreements with news companies for content are the focus of recently published submissions to an ongoing Australian Senate inquiry into digital platforms.
The probe into the role of international tech platforms in Australian

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Laurel Henning

Senior Correspondent

Laurel is a senior correspondent specializing in competition law, data privacy and security, in Australia and New Zealand. Laurel reports from Sydney on criminal-cartel legislation and white-collar crime, as well as competition and consumer lawsuits involving companies including Google, Meta Platforms and Apple. While at MLex Laurel has also reported boardroom disputes and shareholder campaigns agitating for changes to company strategy. Laurel joined MLex in 2013 and reported for five years on European energy and climate policies from Brussels. In that time, Laurel covered the regulation of emissions and technological developments pertaining to the energy sector within the EU, as well as the Paris agreement in 2015. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Laurel studied English and French before beginning a career in journalism with MLex.

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