The speaker starts by acknowledging their recent absence from online platforms due to feeling unwell. They mention a joke they made on Twitter about comedians and pedophiles. Then, they segway into discussing an Australian situation involving Google and the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC). The ACCC is attempting to regulate Google and Facebook’s ad revenue at the expense of news publications, arguing that these platforms are killing independent free media. The speaker is concerned about the conduct and misinformation spread by Google but believes that the courts will eventually figure things out. They mention receiving a pop-up notification from Google about the threat to the freedom of using their services, clarifying that it is not true. The speaker references an article from the ACCC that calls out Google for misinformation while Google argues that the proposed media bargaining laws are unworkable. The speaker mentions their interest in data ownership and compensation for the misuse of personal data. They draw a parallel between oil companies and tech giants, highlighting the need for regulation and compensation for the use of personal data.