Hey @googledownunder the @acccgovau has already responded to this outright misinformation campaign. Please stop pushing it on all your Australian users (like when we open your YouTube app) multiple times a day. https://about.google/intl/ALL_au/google-in-australia/an-open-letter/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=mealbar-p2
Your choice to actively spread misinformation that advances your own business interests using your direct access to consumers that do not have the same access to the @acccgovau response is a demonstration of the systemic power imbalance the draft code seeks to address.
The choice of @Google through @googledownunder to undermine Australia's consumer watchdog and free press demonstrates that the centralisation of data = power, in corp tech giants like @Google @Facebook @amazon and others poses an existential threat to free democracy globally.
These bad faith actions by @Google through @googledownunder using their multiple platforms such as @YouTube to spread misinformation unchecked directly to consumers must stop immediately.
I call on all journalists to speak up now to protect the viability and independence of the media from corporate tech monopolies. @abcnews @smh @australian @dailytelegraph @FinancialReview @theage @GuardianAus @7NewsAustralia @9NewsAUS @10NewsFirst @SBSNews @SkyNewsAust
@MichaelWestBiz @LaTrioli @AnaKasparian @TYT @abc730 @BBCNewsAus @Grantusmcgrant @gaywonk @chrislhayes @EmmaVigeland @bretterlich @johniadarola @iamjohnoliver @JennaPrice @byronkaye @MrKRudd @AlboMP @tanya_plibersek @Scottludlam @ScottMorrisonMP @MadFckingWitch @TheNewDailyAu
@maddow @MSNBC @OwenJones84 @Peter_Fitz @rosieatlarge @cenkuygur @Utopiana @annabelcrabb @rubycornish @vanbadham @vanOnselenP @Wil_Anderson @stephenfry @TheYoungTurks @nytimes @YoungLaborOz @AustralianLabor @Greens @LiberalAus @YoungLibs
This is the insidious way @Google using the front of @googledownunder has been spreading misinformation directly to their users through platforms like @YouTube for the purpose of undermining the draft @acccgovau code.
Tech giants are demonstrating they are aware of how their power can be used to undermine public institutions - and they are using that power to do so. In the past we thought that outside actors were to blame. Clearly now @Google is deliberately spreading fake news. /end
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