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Meta Platforms Inc, Facebook’s parent company, said on Tuesday it would “have to consider” removing news content from its platform if the US Congress passes legislation requiring tech companies to pay media outlets for their content.
The Competition and Preservation of the Press Act, if passed, would allow news companies to negotiate collectively with social platforms on the terms of displaying their content on their sites.
Meta said he would rather pull news from his platforms than “submit to government-mandated negotiations that unfairly ignore the value we bring to the media.” In a statement on Twitter by spokesperson Andy Stone, Meta said the value includes “increasing traffic and following.”
Meta, which is based in Menlo Park, California, has held similar positions in the past. Last year, News was briefly banned from its platform in Australia after the country passed legislation that would force tech companies to pay publishers to use their stories. He later struck deals with Australian publishers.
La législation permet simplement aux organes de presse de s’unir pour negocier de meilleurs tarifs pour leur contenu d’actualités avec “les plus grandes entreprises que le monde ait jamais connues”, a declaré the senatrice Amy Klobuchar, democrate of Minnesota and parrain du law Project.
“In one quarter, Google generated $66 billion in advertising revenue while newspapers and small radio stations skewed left and right,” she said. We are just trying to get a fair price for the content. »