The ACCC will consider potential competition and consumer issues in the provision of social media services to consumers and businesses in Australia by social media platforms.
This report is the sixth interim report for the Digital Platform Services Inquiry. Issues to be examined include:
- The degree of competition between social media services
- Trends in mergers and acquisitions by social media platforms and the effect of these activities on competition for social media services
- The role of advertising services, including display advertising, sponsored posts and influencer advertising, offered by social media platforms on competition for social media services
- The use and abuse of social media services for scams and misleading or deceptive content
This report is due to be provided to the Treasurer by 31 March 2023.
To inform this report, the ACCC released an issues paper on 16 August 2022 seeking views on the operation of social media services in Australia from interested stakeholders. The ACCC invites submissions on the matters outlined in this Issues Paper by 9 September 2022.
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