Antitrust

ANTITRUST

Below you will find the latest articles pertaining to our efforts pertaining to antitrust, starting with the most recent.

LATEST ARTICLES


Big Tech Says Publishers Keep Majority of Ad Revenue, But Experience Suggests Otherwise
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Big Tech Says Publishers Keep Majority of Ad Revenue, But Experience Suggests Otherwise

While the straight revenue share between Google AdSense and publishers was clearly tilted in favor of the publishers, Google AdSense has become le­ss relevant for publishers who sell through Google Ad Manager, an opaque marketplace. And Google benefits significantly more from that relationship than do publishers … Read More
Senator Cantwell Releases Report on Challenges to Local Journalism
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Senator Cantwell Releases Report on Challenges to Local Journalism

On October 27, Senator Maria Cantrell (D-WA), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Committee, released a report on threats to local news in today’s digital landscape. It explains how Google and Facebook have created a crisis for local news, whose revenues have been swiftly decreasing because of the platforms’ abuse of their … Read More
News Media Alliance Statement: Senator Cantwell Releases Report on Local News
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News Media Alliance Statement: Senator Cantwell Releases Report on Local News

The News Media Alliance commends Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) for the release of her report, “Local Journalism: The Threat to America’s Most Trusted News Source,” outlining how changes in the information marketplace and the dominance of online platforms pose an existential threat to local news publishers … Read More
Canadian Publishers Call for Compensation
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Canadian Publishers Call for Compensation

On October 21, News Media Canada released a statement on behalf of Canada’s news publishers calling on Parliament to address Google and Facebook’s excessive market power. Because Google and Facebook control the majority of advertising revenue, news publishers’ bottom line is at the mercy of big tech. With this imbalance of power, … Read More
DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Google
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DOJ Files Lawsuit Against Google

On October 20, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and 11 state Attorneys General filed a lawsuit against Google in the District Court for the District of Columbia for allegedly violating antitrust laws under Section 2 of the Sherman Act, in hopes of restoring competition in search and search advertising markets. The complaint … Read More
Statement: DOJ Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google
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Statement: DOJ Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against Google

In response to the lawsuit filed today by the Department of Justice (DOJ) accusing Google of antitrust violations related to its search and advertising services, Alliance President and CEO, David Chavern, stated, “It is good that the DOJ is starting the process, but ‘search distribution’ issues are a small subset … Read More

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