Google, Facebook face ACCC inquiry

Original article by Darren Davidson
The Australian – Page: 24 & 26 : 4-Dec-17

The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission will hold an inquiry into the impact of digital platforms such as Google and Facebook on competition in the media and advertising sectors. The inquiry has been ordered by the Federal Government as part of its deal with former senator Nick Xenophon regarding media reforms. The inquiry’s terms of reference include examining digital platforms’ market power and their impact on the level of choice and quality of news and journalistic content. The ACCC’s final report is slated to be completed within 18 months.

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AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION, GOOGLE INCORPORATED, FACEBOOK INCORPORATED, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF COMMUNICATIONS AND THE ARTS, NICK XENOPHON TEAM, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE TREASURY, NEWS CORPORATION – ASX NWS, BUZZFEED INCORPORATED, MASHABLE INCORPORATED, ZIFF-DAVIS INTERNATIONAL MEDIA GROUP

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