Google says it supports ACCC inquiry into digital threat to Australian news media

Google has welcomed the competition regulator’s inquiry into the impact of digital platforms on Australian publishers.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is investigating the impact of Google, content aggregators such as Apple News and social media platforms such as Facebook on the state of competition in media and advertising. The inquiry has taken on a new urgency in the wake of revelations about Cambridge Analytica’s mining of Facebook data.

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