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Content Aware media news: December 8, 2022

Kiwis, Aussies, and AI - all in December 8's Content Aware media news highlights.

Published: 11:04, 09 December 2022
TikTok and YouTube could be targeted under Australia's media code

Corbidge comments... on unexpected benefits from laws to rein in big tech platforms
As the Government eyes ways to place reins and obligations on the big tech platforms, publishers may be prime positioned to display again their primary benefits to readers: real information.
https://www.gpp.io/news/ready-to-be-ready-changing-landscape-ahead-for-publishers-aX7LY9I75GBF

Wordle to the wise
Wordle has performed the English language an excellent favour, as explained here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-63895493 , however it may be that the NYT is dumbing it down. Crivens!
https://slate.com/technology/2022/11/wordle-editor-ruining-wordle.html

Print to digital conversions
A look at some of the the tactics showing success in taking one set of readers into new places.
https://trends.spiny.ai/convert-print-readers/

"I'm sorry, Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that.”
It's scary how often we see that an incorrect answer, confidently given, can be assumed to be correct. It's a very human issue, but is now also something AI writers might fall foul of. Have a look at this story about ChatGPT, an AI destined to make humans defunct sometime in January next year, if you believe the hype.
https://stratechery.com/2022/ai-homework/

Aussies to spread their platform net?
Australia's news media bargaining code is the most mature of the many cash-for-content legislations under development worldwide. After focusing on Google and Facebook, other platforms are now in line to be forced to adhere to its bargaining system.
https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/tiktok-youtube-could-be-targeted-under-australia-s-media-code-20221201-p5c2x5.html

Kiwis start pecking at the big boys
Informed by laws in Australia and Canada, New Zealand looks to be next to force platforms to cough up for content produced by publishers.
https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/new-zealand-plans-law-require-facebook-google-pay-news-2022-12-04/

Unfree speech
As debate rages and accusations fly about who should have access to social media and who shouldn't, it's worth reflecting on the places that actually ban platforms from operating and why they do it.
https://surfshark.com/research/internet-censorship/social-media

The birth of desktop publishing
Lost in the eons of time, or just last week, depending on your age and/or perspective, desktop publishing was a real revolution.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/this-1980s-programming-language-sparked-a-revolution-now-you-can-check-out-the-source-code/  

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