Archive for Digital Updates – 2019

Support a Safe Harbor for News Publishers to Negotiate a Fairer Deal with Online Platforms
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Support a Safe Harbor for News Publishers to Negotiate a Fairer Deal with Online Platforms

On July 29, the Alliance asked our members to publish an op-ed and to reach out to their Members of Congress during the recess to ... Read More
House Republicans Introduce Legislation to Amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act
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House Republicans Introduce Legislation to Amend Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act

On July 26, Representatives Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Mark Meadows (R-NC), and Steve King (R-IA) introduced a bill that would amend Section 230 of the Communications ... Read More
The Alliance Applauds the Findings of the Australian Digital Platforms Inquiry
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The Alliance Applauds the Findings of the Australian Digital Platforms Inquiry

On July 26, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) published its long-awaited report on the impact of the dominant online platforms and aggregators on ... Read More
FTC Fines Facebook $5 Billion and Imposes Other Restrictions
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FTC Fines Facebook $5 Billion and Imposes Other Restrictions

On June 24, the Federal Trade Commission imposed a $5 billion penalty on Facebook, marking the largest penalty ever imposed on a U.S. company for ... Read More
Department of Justice Announces an Antitrust Investigation of Dominant Online Platforms
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Department of Justice Announces an Antitrust Investigation of Dominant Online Platforms

On July 23, the Department of Justice announced that its Antitrust Division will launch an investigation into the dominant online platforms, including their market power ... Read More
Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Holds Hearing on Facebook's Proposed Cryptocurrency
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Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Holds Hearing on Facebook’s Proposed Cryptocurrency

The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs on July 16 held a hearing on Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, Libra, titled, “Examining Facebook’s Proposed Digital ... Read More
Senate Constitution Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Google's Alleged Online Censorship of Conservative Voices
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Senate Constitution Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Google’s Alleged Online Censorship of Conservative Voices

On July 16, the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution held a hearing on Google and its affiliates' alleged online censorship of conservative voices, titled, “Google ... Read More
House Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Impact of Tech Giants on Small Businesses
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House Judiciary Committee Holds Hearing on Impact of Tech Giants on Small Businesses

On July 16, the House Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing on the impact of the tech giants on small businesses and entrepreneurs, titled, ... Read More
FTC Reportedly Fines Facebook $5 Billion for Privacy Violations
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FTC Reportedly Fines Facebook $5 Billion for Privacy Violations

According to news reports, the Federal Trade Commission has voted to fine Facebook $5 billion for privacy violations following multiple well-publicized data breaches, including the ... Read More
Alliance Releases a Statement on Planned Changes to Incognito Mode in Google Chrome
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Alliance Releases a Statement on Planned Changes to Incognito Mode in Google Chrome

On June 27, the News Media Alliance released a statement calling for Google to rethink its planned changes to incognito mode in the Chrome browser ... Read More
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News/Media Alliance Calls on FTC, DOJ to Investigate Google’s Misappropriation of Digital News Publishing, Stop Expansion of Generative AI Overviews Offering - Read more