Meta has threatened to pull all news from Facebook in the US if an 'ill-considered' bill that would compel it to pay publishers passes

Posted on AllSides December 7th, 2022
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Meta, Facebook's parent company, issued a public warning Monday that it could remove all news from its US platform if Congress passed its media-competition bill, which would force Meta and other platforms to compensate publishers and broadcasters.

Andy Stone, Meta's policy-communications director, posted the company's statement on Twitter regarding its position on the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act. The statement said that if Congress passed the "ill-considered journalism bill," Meta "will be forced to consider removing news from our platform altogether."

The bill was introduced by Sen. Amy Klobuchar with bipartisan support and...

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