The Alliance applauds the EU for concluding its trilogue on negotiations around the Digital Markets Act (DMA), which will level the playing field by requiring the tech platforms to facilitate competition and choice for consumers. News publishers benefit from competition and antitrust enforcement, including prohibitions on self-preferencing practices that inflate costs and lead to lower quality products, services and content.
Reports indicate last minute changes to the text also included a requirement for platforms to provide fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory conditions of access to news publishers as well as an arbitration mechanism to resolve disputes. We urge the U.S. Congress to follow suit and pass similar legislation, the “American Innovation and Choice Online Act” and the “Journalism Competition and Preservation Act,” that would accomplish many of the same objectives.
Members of the News Media Alliance staff have contributed to this post.