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US: Newspapers seek ‘safe harbor’ from Google & Facebook on Capitol Hill

 |  September 11, 2019

Leaders from some of America’s biggest newspapers turned to lawmakers on Capitol Hill Tuesday, September 10, for help in the industry’s battle with the giants of Silicon Valley and its overall fight for digital survival, reported Bloomberg Law.

Leaders from The Los Angeles Times and the San Diego Union-Tribune, Tribune Publishing Company, Star Tribune, Gannett, owner of USA Today, The Post and Courier in Charleston, Philadelphia Media Network, and News Corp met with members of Congress to rally support for the News Media Alliance’s antitrust safe harbor bill and to educate members about the economic fight against the likes of Facebook and Google.

The newspapers want Congress to quickly pass the safe harbor bill so that they have the leverage to demand more money for their content from Google and Facebook. 

“When you are a business, you need to compete,” Fox News’ Carol Roth said noting that companies have an obligation to innovate.

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