Can you survive without Google? Q+A tackles new Media Code


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:

Paul Fletcher

Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts

Paul Fletcher is the Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts in the Morrison Government.

Michelle Rowland

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

eSafety Commissioner

Julie Inman Grant is Australia’s eSafety Commissioner. In this role, Julie leads the world’s first government agency committed to keeping its citizens safer online.

Lydia Khalil

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. 

Q+A is live from Sydney on Thursday, February 18 at 8.30pm AEDT.

Kevin Perry
Co-Creator and Editor of the TV Blackbox website, Kevin Perry is an experienced media commentator focused on TV Production, Consumer Tech, SVOD & Sports Broadcasting. Media enquiries please Call or Text 0428-275-111



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