One of the most turbulent stories from 2020 has without a doubt been the News Media Bargaining Code.
In case you’ve somehow missed it, the Federal Government is currently pushing to introduce new laws that will force both Google and Facebook to pay local publishers for the news content that appears on their platforms.
Both Google and Facebook are pushing back against the proposed laws, arguing that they are bringing these local publishers value in the form of clicks for advertisers.
Facebook has even threatened to remove news altogether in Australia in protest of the new rules, should they be introduced.
It’s a very serious threat – one that could seriously impact the local media sector should it comes to fruition.
However, that hasn’t stopped ABC funnyman Mark Humphries from poking fun at the social media network and the way its users operate in a new video.
Humphries shares a fake advert for ‘Facebook-only News’, which promises to deliver “the news that our algorithm says matters to you, from faces you sometimes scroll past”.
It features the characters you might expect to find in your Facebook feed, including your ‘ill-informed aunt’ and ‘that bloke you used to work with you can’t be bothered to unfriend’.
You can catch the full video below.
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