Online commentary behemoth The Huffington Post is set to launch in Australia, it has emerged at the Cannes Lions.
Speaking to a conference session, founder Arianna Huffington said that the site – seen as the world’s most influential blog – will roll out to the UK, followed by France, Latin America, India and Australia.
Huffington sold the site to AOL earlier this year for a reported US$315m.
Assuming the launch does occur, it will mark a return to Australia for AOL which effectively retreated from the country during the GFC.
The Huffington Post was launched in 2005. It features a mixture of content by volunteer bloggers, high profile personalities and a small team of staff writers.
The closest example to the site in Australia is News Ltd’s commentary site The Punch which launched in 2009.