Archive for Digital Updates – 2019

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
In Lieu of Newspapers, Starbucks Begins Offering Free Digital News Access
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In Lieu of Newspapers, Starbucks Begins Offering Free Digital News Access

Starbucks announced on October 1 that, in lieu of selling print newspapers in their stores, they will instead offer free digital access to several news ... Read More
Facebook Settles a Lawsuit by Advertisers Alleging Inflated Video Viewing Data
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Facebook Settles a Lawsuit by Advertisers Alleging Inflated Video Viewing Data

On October 4, Facebook and a group of advertisers who purchased video ads on Facebook’s platforms filed a proposed class action settlement resolving a case ... Read More
Google Refusing to Pay Publishers in France following the Implementation of the EU Copyright Directive
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Google Refusing to Pay Publishers in France following the Implementation of the EU Copyright Directive

Google has opted out of paying publishers in France for news results in Google Search, an executive announced on September 25. France, which is the ... Read More
House Judiciary Begins Antitrust Investigation Into Google Parent Alphabet
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House Judiciary Begins Antitrust Investigation Into Google Parent Alphabet

The House Judiciary Committee on September 13 informed Alphabet CEO Larry Page that the company was under investigation regarding competition in digital markets. Page, whose ... Read More
News Media Alliance Requests Germany to Extend the EU Publishers’ Right to Non-EU Publishers during Implementation
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News Media Alliance Requests Germany to Extend the EU Publishers’ Right to Non-EU Publishers during Implementation

On September 6, the News Media Alliance joined four other news media organizations to request the German Government to extend the protections created by Article ... Read More
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