The US press support bill comes at a time of mounting tensions between Australia and Facebook. “If you look at small-scale newspapers, the only way to get a reasonable contract is to act together,” commented CEO of News Media Alliance.
A group of congressmen in Congress are planning to submit a new bill within the next few weeks, aimed at assisting small-scale media in negotiating with tech companies that own large platforms like Facebook. Google. That is the revelation of Senator Ken Buck, of the House Judiciary Committee antitrust panel.
According to the congressman, US lawmakers will introduce a series of antitrust bills, and the bill to support small-scale newsrooms will go first. The current situation is that social media can use press news to attract users, but is accused of not sharing the advertising revenue it deserves.
|Social networks like Facebook could use press news to attract users, but were accused of not sharing worthy advertising revenue.|
David Chavern, President and CEO of News Media Alliance, American and Canadian press associations said: “What newsrooms have been through is that the social media platform comes to them and tries to negotiate the agreement. confidential terms. The platforms optimize the contract with each newsroom but not for a comparison ”.
“The major national newspapers can afford the right terms. But if you look at the small-scale newspapers, the only way to have a reasonable contract is to act together, ”commented CEO of News Media Alliance. That is also the direction of the new bill in the US, where small newspapers can link without fear of antitrust regulations.
The US bill comes at a time of escalating tensions in Australia regarding the news copyright negotiation bill. Facebook has blocked the news source from Australia, expressing its opposition to the bill, even though rival platform Google is making important strides in implementing a paid press model in the country.
Many countries are expressing support for Australia. In fact, according to data from research firm Pew Research, the US newspaper industry is in no small difficulty. Job positions in American newspapers have halved since 2008, amid a drop in advertising revenue and a change in media trends.
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Canada will also force Facebook to pay for its news to the press
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison vowed to continue regulations forcing Facebook to pay for news after the social network ‘purged’ all domestic press. Canada also announced it would be the next country to adopt the same regulation with Facebook.