Info on the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act (JCPA) & Antitrust Lawsuit Against Facebook & Google
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A deep dive into the class action antitrust lawsuit against Facebook & Google

The case spearheaded by HD Media now has approximately 30 co-plaintiffs, representing more than 200 newspaper titles across North America. David Chavern, President / CEO of the News Media Alliance and Lee Wolverton, VP News/ Executive Editor at HD Media chat with E&P's Contributing Editor Gretchen Peck and Publisher Mike Blinder about the latest developments in the class action lawsuit naming both Google and Facebook as defendants and why more publishers are needed now, to participate.

News in the Metaverse

We have to admit: Meta has a strange, co-dependent relationship with news publishers. On the one hand, the Facebook platform has undermined news publishers' advertising model. On the other hand, social media platforms, including Facebook and Meta-owned Instagram, have been essential tools for news publishers to lead the audience to their own digital properties and enable expedient communication with the public.

JCPA (Safe Harbor Bill) Resources
 Download complete Safe Harbor Bill, House (H.R. 1735)

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 Download complete Safe Harbor Bill, House (H.R. 1735)

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Sign the Change.org petition to encourage Congress to pass the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act, a bipartisan bill that that would help ensure news publishers receive fair compensation from Google and Facebook for use of their original content.

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Presentation by the News Media Alliance on why the news publishing industry should support the Journalism Competition & Preservation Act (JCPA), also known as the Safe Harbor Bill.

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Antitrust Lawsuit Resources
Here are the attorneys involved with the antitrust complaint filed in U.S. District Court Southern District of New York (Civil Action No.: 1:21-md-03010-PKC)
Newspapers all over the country have been quietly filing lawsuits against Google and Facebook for the past year, alleging the two firms have monopolized the digital ad market.
More Compensation & Antitrust Industry News

Google deceived consumers about how it profits from their location data, attorneys general allege in lawsuits

The complaints allege the company has deployed "dark patterns," design tricks that can subtly influence users’ decisions in ways that are advantageous for a business.

Google asks a judge to dismiss Texas antitrust lawsuit about its ad business

Google filed a motion Friday asking a federal court to dismiss most of the counts in an antitrust lawsuit led by the state of Texas.

Facebook's lobbying spending surged to a record in 2021

The record lobbying surge — more than $20 million for the year — came as the company faced the most serious political crisis in its history.

Facebook and Google CEOs signed off on a secret advertising deal, states say

Newly unredacted claims from a 2020 antitrust lawsuit say that Mark Zuckerberg and Sundar Pichai personally approved an allegedly illegal 2018 advertising deal.

Opinion: Newspapers squandered their monopoly-era profits and now blame Google and Facebook

Three decades ago, when America’s local newspapers were at their peak, I attended a dinner for publishers at a mid-sized chain. After dinner, the president rose to speak and asked everyone to …

Google offers behavioral pledges on news payments in France to try to end costly antitrust litigation

In its latest move to placate European competition regulators, Google has offered a set of commitments to France’s antitrust watchdog — in the hopes of settling a costly (for it) intervention over legally mandated payments for displaying snippets of news publishers’ content.
From the News Media Alliance
Reacting to yesterday’s congressional hearing and testimony by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, in an opinion piece for The New York Times, former Facebook data scientist Roddy …
Reacting to yesterday’s congressional hearing and testimony by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, in an opinion piece for The New York Times, former Facebook data scientist Roddy …
On September 27, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) published the long-awaited final report of its Digital Advertising Services Inquiry. The inquiry, focusing on online display …
On September 27, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) published the long-awaited final report of its Digital Advertising Services Inquiry. The inquiry, focusing on online display …
On September 15, several former top national security officials sent a letter asking Congress to delay antitrust bills, because it would harm the U.S. in its tech race with China. Axios published the …
The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Mobile, accuses Google and Facebook of violating antitrust law. “Defendants’ anticompetitive and monopolistic practices have had a profound …
Two dozen small Wisconsin newspapers have sued Google and Facebook, claiming the firms' grip on digital advertising threatens the publications' existence and violates federal antitrust …
Google plans to fight a $591 million fine that was levied by France’s antitrust watchdog earlier this summer over compensating publishers for news content — just one front in a broader …
More than 200 newspapers have filed suit against Google and Facebook (AKA “Meta”), alleging that the tech giants colluded to rig ad markets so that they could misappropriate ad …
A lawsuit filed by newspapers against Google and Facebook that claims the two tech giants violated antitrust laws is gaining momentum. Sara Fischer and Kristal Dixon of Axios report that …
Newspapers all over the country have been quietly filing antitrust lawsuits against Google and Facebook for the past year, alleging the two firms monopolized the digital ad market for revenue …
On Monday, Nov. 29, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11), along with his colleagues Congressman Ed Perlmutter (CO-07), Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and Congressman David Cicilline (RI-01) introduced two pieces of legislation aimed at supporting and protecting local journalism, and honoring its role in bolstering our democracy, holding government accountable, and informing the electorate.
In a significant push against Big Tech’s ability to maintain market dominance through sheer buying power, the U.K.’s competition watchdog has ordered Facebook (now Meta) to reverse its acquisition of animated GIF platform, Giphy — confirming the Financial Times‘ earlier reporting.
“Google monopolizes the market to such extent that it threatens the extinction of local newspapers across the country,” the complaint filed in U.S. District Court stated.
The Senate has voted 68-29 to confirm Jonathan Kanter to head the Justice Department's antitrust division.
Newspaper publishers have had to lay off thousands of journalists and close many papers — particularly small, local publications — in the past 10-to-15 years. The numbers are staggering, forecasting the possible implosion of the nation’s beleaguered newspaper industry.
Google takes a cut of 22% to 42% of U.S. ad spending that goes through its systems, according to a newly unredacted lawsuit by state attorneys general, shedding new light on how the search giant profits from its commanding position in the internet economy.
Last Friday, October 22, a coalition of US States led by Texas released an unredacted version of the amended complaint filed against Google over its ad tech business, after a federal judge …
Documents collected by whistleblower Frances Haugen could give the company "a lot to regret" in its fights to prove it's not a monopoly.
Having already sued Google for alleged antitrust violations in the search arena, U.S. Department of Justice officials are now preparing an action focused on Google’s alleged monopolistic behavior in digital advertising, according to a Bloomberg source.