The new regulation affects some of China’s largest technology companies, including gaming giant Tencent, as well as gaming company NetEase.
Broadcast Minister Kris Faafoi tells representatives of both Google and Facebook to reach deals which will help the country's struggling media sector.
The data behemoth has been implicated in several human rights abuse scandals, and activists critique the secretive deal and its ramifications for the public.
Last month, the United States imposed sanctions on Turkey’s defence industry chief and others over Ankara’s acquisition of S-400 missile defence systems from Russia, a move that Turkey called a “grave mistake.”
New draft rules were announced as regulatory scrutiny has been growing worldwide of tech giants and their power following a string of scandals over privacy and misinformation.
Italy joins France in defying the US as countries try to make big tech firms pay a fair share of their income in taxes.
With the GAFA tax, an acronym for Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, France becomes the first major economy to tax tech giants, defying US President Trump's probe that could trigger reprisal tariffs.
The new law aims at plugging a taxation gap
The new rules would mean higher tax burdens for large multinational companies but would also make it harder for countries such as Ireland to attract foreign direct investment with the promise of ultra-low corporate tax rates.
‘Majority' of complaints against hate content online will be reviewed, possibly removed, within 24 hours by Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, YouTube under European Union code of conduct.
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