On February 2nd the United States Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Competition Policy, Antitrust, and Consumer Rights hosted a hearing on the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (S. 637 / H.R. 1375). Senators and witnesses discussed the bill’s ability to level the playing field in negotiations between media and big tech companies, while some explained fear of antitrust exemptions. Participants laid emphasis on the value of local journalism and coverage but clashed on if this bill would truly benefit small and local media versus large organizations. Read more.
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