News Publishers Say #Tech Industry Poses “Potentially Existential” Threat To Media; #Privacy

(NPR) — The head of a group that represents about 2,000 American news organizations told a House subcommittee on Tuesday that “a small cadre of tech giants exercise an extreme level of control over news” in the U.S.

A House Judiciary subcommittee heard from publishers on Tuesday as it looks at ways to curb Big Tech's power.

In the first of what promises to be many hearings by Congress into Big Tech's dominant role in the information society, the head of a media industry group said that “a small cadre of tech giants exercise an extreme level of control over news.”

David Chavern, president and CEO of the News Media Alliance, a group representing about 2,000 news organizations in the U.S., told a House Judiciary subcommittee that despite efforts by media groups to invest in their own online platforms, apps and other formats, the rise of digital news distribution has introduced “new, potentially existential threats to the news industry.”

Source: NPR, full story

 

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