Can you survive without Google? Could you last a day without news in your Facebook feed?
This Thursday night on Q+A – Bargaining with Big Tech: The new Media Code, regulating tech giants and the erosion of democracy.
The tech giants have threatened to pull their services from Australia if the Government goes ahead with new laws forcing them to pay media outlets for their news content.
Should governments reign in the might of the tech sector? Will the proposed Media Code support traditional news media outlets?
Has the spread of conspiracies and online extremism corrupted our democracies and how much is big tech to blame? And what would life without Google look like?
On the Q+A panel this week:
Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts
Shadow Communications Minister
Michelle Rowland was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 as the Member for Greenway. Prior to entering Parliament she was a senior lawyer specialising in competition and regulation in the telecommunications, media and technology sectors.
Julie Inman Grant
International Security Expert
Lydia Khalil is a Research Fellow at the Lowy Institute and the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University and a member of the Centre for Resilient and Inclusive Societies.