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Microsoft and EU publishers push for tech firms to pay for news, as Australia gears to pass content law

Microsoft is teaming up with European publishers to push for a system to make big tech platforms pay for news, raising the stakes in the brewing battle over whether Google and Facebook should pay for journalism.The US tech giant and four big European Union (EU) news industry lobbying groups unveiled their plan on Monday to work together to come up with a solution to “mandate payments” for use of news content from online “gatekeepers with dominant market power”.They said they will “take…


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