ANTITRUST HEARING STARTS WITH BIG MEDIA CITING JUNK STUDY TO DEMAND BIG TECH HAND THEM TONS OF MONEY | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


ANTITRUST HEARING STARTS WITH BIG MEDIA CITING JUNK STUDY TO DEMAND BIG TECH HAND THEM TONS OF MONEY

From Forbes:

A congressional panel will today kick off its antitrust investigation into Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook with an examination of the way they affect the news media landscape.

The investigation coincides with the publication of a new report from the News Media Alliance which concludes that Google received an estimated $4.7 billion in revenue last year from crawling and scraping news publishers’ content.
That's not a coincidence. The News Media Alliance is an media industry lobbyist group.

Today's hearing by the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, led by Rhode Island Democrat David Cicilline, will examine whether current antitrust laws are effective in preventing anti-competitive behaviour.

"I think we’re going to hear about what the impact has been on the news industry as a result of this huge market dominance," Cicilline says.

This bill will provide a much-needed lifeline to local publishers who have been crushed by Google and Facebook. It’s about time we take a stand on this issue."

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The problems with Google and Facebook, and with the corporate waresspondents and presstitutes, is the degree to which they are not only both refusing to tell the stories Americans truly need to hear, but also, with Facebook and Google, they are deplatforming, and demonetizing, any resource which actually does this.

And here is one issue which, unless you consistently read the independent media, you most probably have not heard about: the US is enabling Saudi war crimes in Yemen.

Try this on DuckDuckGo; put the above-referenced phrase in, and prepare to be both enlightened, and terrified; this is what President Trump is allowing to happen, in your name, and with your tax dollars.

And if you look for images of the carnage the US is assisting Saudi Arabia to create in Yemen, you have to go to other than Google, because Google has been given its marching orders, not to have these images appear at all.

Please remember; the "canaries in the coal mine" are those independent voices, like Republic Broadcasting, and WRH; so if you can, please donate.

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