Facebook concerned by ACCC recommendations

(Australian Associated Press)


Facebook has serious concerns about the competition watchdog proposed’s “news ranking regulator”, fearing it could disrupt Australians’ newsfeeds.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in December released its preliminary report on a world-first inquiry into the impact digital platforms are having locally and recommended a regulatory authority be given the power to “monitor, investigate and report” on the ranking of news and advertising on digital platforms.

Responding to the report on Wednesday, Facebook said a number of the recommendations – such as a government-regulated news ranking system – could cause “significant harm”.


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