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Australia's flawed push to make Big Tech pay for news

Proposed law will align traditional media and tech platforms against consumers

| Australia
Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, pictured in May 2017: politicians are pushing the proposal as a favor to their preferred news organizations, including the Murdoch media empire.   © Reuters

Lizzie O'Shea is a human rights lawyer. She is author of "Future Histories: What Ada Lovelace, Tom Paine, and the Paris Commune Can Teach Us about Digital Technology."

The experience of online life is one of information overload -- it is not always easy to separate the signal from the noise. This problem has been made worse as advertising dollars have flowed away from traditional media organizations toward tech platforms.

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