Friday Sync Up: Facebook and Australia Squaring Off

Every Friday, I present a topic or question for our merry band of thinkers, leaders, and pirates to discuss in an open thread. Here is this week’s conversation starter:

Facebook is responding to an Australian proposal requiring internet companies to pay for news content to which the platforms link. The New York Times has a good write up of the issue and to three key perspectives on the debate.

Question: Is Australia’s legislation a good idea? And is Facebook just following the rules, or is it “fighting fire with fire?”