Facebook and Google market power to be subject to digital code of conduct in Australia

The competition watchdog will gain extra resources to crack down on the growing power of digital platforms as the Government seeks to rein in how companies like Facebook and Google use their market power.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), in a 600-page report released in July, called on the Federal Government to take action on the market dominance of Facebook and Google in Australia.

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