Australia’s Facebook fight a ‘proxy battle’ for world seeking to regulate tech companies – federal treasurer

Josh Frydenberg has warned that Australia’s conflict with Facebook in recent weeks is a “proxy battle” for the rest of the world, as other countries look to join Canberra in introducing regulation for social media companies.

Australia’s Facebook fight a ‘proxy battle’ for world seeking to regulate tech companies – federal treasurer
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