Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday other countries are lining up behind Canberra’s drive to regulate Big Tech companies and force them to pay for local news.
Canada, India, France and the UK are just a few of the countries Morrison pointed to as preparing to emulate Australia in its stand for democratic principles against monopolistic mayhem.
The conservative coalition leader spoke just 24-hours he branded Facebook’s move to block news in the country as “arrogant,” warning against “Big Tech companies who think they are bigger than governments and that the rules should not apply to them,” as Breitbart News reported.
He said Facebook’s ban constituted a “threat” before adding:
I would just say to Facebook, this is Australia you want to do business here you work according to our rules, and that’s a reasonable proposition.
We’re happy to listen to them on on the technical issues of this, just