Digital search engines, social media platforms and other digital content aggregation platforms have come under increasing global scrutiny in recent times. We are at a critical point in understanding the impact global digital search engines and platforms have on content aggregation, markets and society more generally. Regulators around the globe are grappling with how to ensure that both competition law tools and regulatory policy effectively address the market power of online platforms and are focused and relevant in this rapidly evolving digital age. The latest policy and strategy reviews in the UK and the recent market inquiry in Australia will likely be springboards for tighter competition law enforcement and regulation (including co-regulation via codes of conduct), to ensure
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