‘It’s a good proposal, it makes sense’: Microsoft backs proposed media bargaining laws
03 February 2021
US software giant Microsoft has thrown its support behind proposals to force tech giants to pay media companies for news and issued a veiled swipe against rivals Google and Facebook for threatening to reduce services in Australia.
Microsoft president Brad Smith said on Wednesday that the US$1.8 trillion company "fully" supported the government’s media bargaining code and would invest in its own search engine Bing to fill the void created by Google if it follows through with a threat to turn off its search engine in Australia.
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