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Wisconsin newspapers sue Google, Facebook

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A group of small Wisconsin newspapers have filed a federal lawsuit claiming Google and Facebook’s control of digital advertising threatens the publications’ existence and violates antitrust law. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the lawsuit claims the monopoly will have a profoundly negative effect on American democracy. One of the attorneys representing the Wisconsin publications says newspaper publishers have filed about a dozen similar complaints in other… Source link

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Wisconsin newspapers sue Google, Facebook

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A group of small Wisconsin newspapers have filed a federal lawsuit claiming Google and Facebook’s control of digital advertising threatens the publications’ existence and violates antitrust law. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the lawsuit claims the monopoly will have a profoundly negative effect on American democracy. One of the attorneys representing the Wisconsin publications says newspaper publishers have filed about a dozen similar complaints in other… Source link

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Google, Facebook and Twitter are killing the local newspapers citizens need for democracy

In 1787, on the eve of the French Revolution, Thomas Jefferson wrote to Edward Carrington, dispatched to the Continental Congress, on the role of a free press. If he had to choose between “a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government,” Jefferson wrote, “I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.” The founding father feared governments, including the one he helped design, would become predatory if unchecked by a knowledgeable citizenry. And here we are.

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Google’s monopoly isn’t a game for newspapers | Opinion

It is no secret that Google has secured a near monopoly in the search and local advertising world. However, the impact on newspapers hasn’t been quite as obvious. A number of lawsuits have recently been brought that call Google to task for its practices. These lawsuits signal the government’s acknowledgement of Google’s unfair practices and initiate steps… Source link

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DEAN RIDINGS: Google’s monopoly isn’t a game for newspapers | Opinion

It is no secret that Google has secured a near monopoly in the search and local advertising world. However, the impact on newspapers hasn’t been quite as obvious. A number of lawsuits have recently been brought that call Google to task for its practices. These lawsuits signal the government’s acknowledgement of Google’s unfair practices and initiate steps… Source link

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How newspapers around the country covered Biden’s win

The election of Joe Biden was splashed across the front pages of newspapers in the United States and around the world on Sunday, a day after major media outlets called the 2020 presidential race in Biden’s favor. Many front pages featured images of Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris, who made history as the first woman, first Black person and first Asian American to be elected to the vice presidency. And virtually none of them included President Trump, who has yet to concede the race. The New… Source link

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Lawmakers want to protect local newspapers from Google, Facebook

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on breaking up big tech, the Bidens’ alleged corruption and confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court. Some Senate Democrats are seeking to empower regulators to protect local news outlets, accusing tech giants such as Google and Facebook of “unfair business practices,” according to a new report by members of a key committee that will hear from the top industry executives this week. Released on the eve of the Senate Commerce Committee’s hearing… Source link

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