Facebook threatens to remove news if journalism law passes – Thelocalreport.in

(NewsNation) — Meta has threatened to ban news from the US if Congress passes legislation requiring platforms like Facebook and Google to negotiate with publishers and compensate them for their content.

He called the Law of Competition and Preservation of Journalism

it was approved by a committee, but still needs the approval of the full Senate.

Facebook previously threatened to block news in Canada and Australia when similar laws were proposed in those countries, The Verge reported.

New Zealand also recently proposed new legislation that would require major tech companies to pay for local news content, partner NewsNation The Hill wrote.

Andy Stone, spokesman for Meta, Facebook’s parent company, criticized the Journalism and Competition Act On twittercalling it “ill-considered”.

“No business should be forced to pay for content that users don’t want to see and that’s not a significant source of revenue,” Stone said.

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