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Round-up of the latest industry news – October 2021

18.10.2021
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Google has announced a $1 billion investment in Africa. It says the money will be focused on connectivity, supporting entrepreneurs and working with non-profits on the continent. The company has also said that it will ‘demonetize’ all content that makes misleading claims about climate change by not allowing any advertising alongside it. The platform will ‘no longer run advertising that contradicts well-established scientific consensus around the existence and causes of climate change.’

SK Broadband, the South Korean internet provider, is suing Netflix to recover costs incurred from increased network traffic. Popular series such as Squid Game have made Netflix the second largest data traffic generator in the country after YouTube. Other providers, such as Amazon, Apple and Facebook, are already paying network usage fees, according to SK Broadband. A South Korean court has previously ruled that recovering costs associated with excessive network usage is reasonable in principle.

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