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Lawmakers unveil bill to help news outlets negotiate with Google, Facebook

Washington – A bipartisan group of US lawmakers has released a revised version of the bill aimed at making it easier for news outlets to negotiate jointly with platforms like Google and Facebook.

According to lawmakers’ news release, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act “ensures fair terms from gatekeeper platforms where news organizations bargain collectively and regularly access news content without paying for its value.” It removes legal obstacles to the ability to

An earlier version of the bill, introduced in March 2021, was opposed by the Computer & Communications Industry Association and NetChoice, two technology industry trade associations to which Meta Platforms’ Facebook and Alphabet’s Google belong.

The updated bill targets news publishers and non-network news broadcasters with fewer than 1,500 full-time employees. According to a news release, they can work together to get better deals from Facebook, Google, and other big platforms.

The 2021 law applies to any print, broadcast or digital news organization with a dedicated editorial staff that publishes at least weekly. – agency

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