Me­dia seek to ne­go­ti­ate with Google, Face­book

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

News out­lets are seek­ing per­mis­sion from Congress for the right to ne­go­ti­ate jointly with Google and Face­book, two com­pa­nies that dom­i­nate on­line ad­ver­tis­ing and on­line news traf­fic. The News Me­dia Al­liance, which rep­re­sents nearly 2,000 news or­ga­ni­za­tions, says that be­cause of those two com­pa­nies’ dom­i­nance, news pub­lish­ers are forced to “sur­ren­der their con­tent and play by their rules on how news and in­for­ma­tion is dis­played, pri­or­i­tized and mon­e­tized.” “These rules have com­modi­tized the news and given rise to fake news, which of­ten can­not be dif­fer­en­ti­ated from real news,” the al­liance said in a me­dia re­lease on Mon­day.

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