According to Google, Microsoft will set up media parties to negotiate with the “naked corporate opportunity” against technology companies.
Google is part of the alphabet, Writes in a blog post Microsoft will give news publishers more power in negotiations.
Microsoft has argued in the US Congress that media companies should join the negotiations with Google and Facebook. Microsoft is asking global policymakers to approve measures to force technology platforms.
“They’re going back to a credible practice of attacking competitors and campaigning for rules that serve their own interests,” wrote Kent Walker, Google’s head of legal affairs. “They are ready to tear down the open web system in an attempt to undermine a competitor.”
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Google’s report comes ahead of a House of Representatives no-confidence motion on Friday, where plans are being discussed to help publishers. One of those in attendance was Microsoft President Brad Smith.
Microsoft recently backed Australia’s new media law, prompting Facebook to impose a news freeze on its sites last month. The software company called for a similar move in Europe. The Australian Parliament has passed a new law requiring the media to use digital sites for content distributed through sites.
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