Archive for Digital Updates – 2019

French News Outlets Launch Official Complaint Against Google’s Refusal to License Content
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French News Outlets Launch Official Complaint Against Google’s Refusal to License Content

On November 20, a group of French media companies filed an official complaint with the country’s competition regulator over Google’s refusal to pay for rights ... Read More
Google News Shutdown Not Such a Bad Thing in Spain: Many Publishers Witnessed Increased Traffic to News Sites
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Google News Shutdown Not Such a Bad Thing in Spain: Many Publishers Witnessed Increased Traffic to News Sites

On Nov. 14, the News Media Alliance published an analysis on the impact to Spanish news publishers of the closure of Google News in Spain ... Read More
States’ Attorneys General Expand Investigation Into Google’s Anti-Competitive Behaviors
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States’ Attorneys General Expand Investigation Into Google’s Anti-Competitive Behaviors

A number of Attorneys General are expanding their antitrust investigation of Google to include the company’s search practices and their Android operations, according to reports ... Read More
California AG Sues Facebook for Failure to Cooperate In Privacy Investigation
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California AG Sues Facebook for Failure to Cooperate In Privacy Investigation

On November 6, California’s Attorney General announced that he had opened an investigation into Facebook’s privacy practices, but that the platform had not been cooperating ... Read More
Senators Introduce Bill to Increase Online Transparency and Prevent Filter Bubbles
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Senators Introduce Bill to Increase Online Transparency and Prevent Filter Bubbles

On November 1, five senators — John Thune (R-SD), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Mark Warner (D-VA) — introduced the ... Read More
Facebook Launches Facebook News in the United States
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Facebook Launches Facebook News in the United States

On October 25, Facebook introduced Facebook News to some users in the United States. The News Tab will offer a new way for users to ... Read More
Facebook to Launch News Tab on Friday, October 25
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Facebook to Launch News Tab on Friday, October 25

On October 23, Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg stated during a congressional hearing that the company would be launching its News Tab later in ... Read More
The Alliance Commends the Passage of the CASE Act in the House
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The Alliance Commends the Passage of the CASE Act in the House

The News Media Alliance commends the House of Representatives for passing H.R. 2426, the “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019” (CASE Act) on ... Read More
Congress Continues Its Hearings on Dominant Online Platforms
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Congress Continues Its Hearings on Dominant Online Platforms

On Oct. 18, the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law held its third hearing on dominant online platforms titled, “Online Platforms and Market ... Read More
Congress Holds a Hearing on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
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Congress Holds a Hearing on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

On October 16, the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology and the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce held a hearing titled “Fostering a Healthier ... Read More
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