Mogul vs Mogul: Australia's tech law pits Murdoch against Zuckerberg

Sydney (AFP) – Australia’s push to regulate tech giants has become a power struggle between two of the world’s most powerful men, with Rupert Murdoch and Mark Zuckerberg locked in a generational battle for media dominance. Efforts in Australia to make Google and Facebook pay for news has garnered worldwide attention, creating what some call a defining moment for the web and for journalism, and even a litmus test for democracy. But beyond the high-sounding rhetoric lies a more base struggle, with the barons of traditional media fighting back against their digital heirs. Sydney tech billionaire …

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