Newspaper CompaniesHope to Take on Facebook & Google
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 603 , Segment 2
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- Jul 26, 2017 11:00 pm
- 19:27 mins
Guest: Chris Sagers, JD, Professor of Antitrust Law, Cleveland State University Nearly two out of every three Americans get some of their news from social media sites like Facebook. But the newspapers who pay the reporters to do that journalism don’t get money from the ads Google and Facebook shows while you’re reading those stories. Is that fair? An alliance of newspaper companies says it’s not and they’re asking Congress for permission to join forces and negotiation with Facebook and Google as a single entity to get a fairer shake. That violates antitrust laws – hence the need to get permission from Congress.