Archive for Digital Updates – 2020

Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on USTR to Not Include Section 230 in U.S.-UK Agreement
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Bipartisan Group of Senators Call on USTR to Not Include Section 230 in U.S.-UK Agreement

On December 18, a bipartisan group of Senators sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert E. Lighthizer, requesting that the administration not include broad online ... Read More
Local News Included in Proposed Payroll Assistance
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Local News Included in Proposed Payroll Assistance

On December 20, Congress expanded government loan forgiveness to local news outlets in the proposed COVID relief bill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate ... Read More
38 States File Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google
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38 States File Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

On December 17, a bipartisan coalition of 38 states filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging Google used ... Read More
10 States File Digital Advertising Lawsuit Against Google
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10 States File Digital Advertising Lawsuit Against Google

On December 16, 10 states filed a complaint in the District Court for the Eastern District of Texas Sherman division alleging that Google illegally monopolized ... Read More
FTC Sues Facebook for Anti-Competitive Behavior
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FTC Sues Facebook for Anti-Competitive Behavior

On December 9, the FTC announced that it will sue Facebook for violating antitrust law along with 46 states' attorneys general. The complaint, filed in the United ... Read More
Australian Government Introduces Legislation Establishing Mandatory Code of Conduct for Online Platforms
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Australian Government Introduces Legislation Establishing Mandatory Code of Conduct for Online Platforms

On December 9, the Australian government published its proposed legislation to create an enforceable code to require online platforms to pay news publishers for their ... Read More
Google Giving Access to Paywalled Content
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Google Giving Access to Paywalled Content

On December 2, Google announced that it would start giving consumers access to paywalled content. Google will pay participating publishers for Google News Showcase users’ access ... Read More
Facebook to Pay Some UK Publishers
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Facebook to Pay Some UK Publishers

On November 30, Facebook announced it would pay some UK publishers for their content. Facebook will hire contractors to select the main stories of the day ... Read More
House of Lords Calls on UK Government to Ensure a Sustainable Future for Journalism
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House of Lords Calls on UK Government to Ensure a Sustainable Future for Journalism

On November 27, the Select Committee on Communications and Digital of the House of Lords of the United Kingdom published a report titled “Breaking News? ... Read More
UK Government to Develop a Code of Conduct and Establish a Digital Markets Unit to Regulate Online Platforms
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UK Government to Develop a Code of Conduct and Establish a Digital Markets Unit to Regulate Online Platforms

On November 27, the UK Government released its responses to the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA) study on online platforms and digital advertising, published in ... Read More
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