Media

Jul 17, 2017

What can media regulators do with Facebook and Google?

If Facebook and Google are getting into the news business, how do you regulate the industry?

The emerging digital monopoly platforms like Google and Facebook are as much a challenge for regulators as they are the business model of traditional media.

In the United States last week, the American newspaper trade association — now the News Media Alliance — brought the two together, with a plea for help from the US Congress to allow its 2000-odd members to negotiate collectively with the digital platforms.

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