Google and Facebook dominate online advertising and play a pivotal role in news distribution. But that is not the only way in which big tech companies influence journalism. Google, especially, has been a pioneer in funding 'innovation' in media organisations. What is the search giant trying to achieve with its 150 million euro DNI fund for European media? The cross-border investigation of netzpolitik.org in Germany, Falter in Austria and Republik in Switzerland looked at how Google uses its money as a soft-power tool in journalism. The panel will discuss the findings and debate with the audience about how the media should deal with the patronage and power of Big Tech.
Organised in association with Netzpolitik.org.