The Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, is something of a mythic creature in Australian folklore. Unlike, say, the Chupacabra, it was a real beast, but the last documented animal – Benjamin – died in captivity in 1936. In the 85 years since, tiger sightings have been constantly reported in Tasmania, an island off the south coast of Australia.
The parent company of the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age has dismissed Google’s offer to pay media organizations with the launch of News Showcase in Australia, stating it would not negotiate with the tech giant before the news media code comes into effect.
The US has urged Australia to abandon its plan to force Google and Facebook to pay media outlets for their news content, saying there could be "long-lasting negative consequences" for consumers and companies.