Legislators introduce bill to allow news outlets to collectively negotiate with Google and Facebook

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Legislators in both chambers of Congress reintroduced bipartisan bills Wednesday to allow news outlets to collectively negotiate with tech giants like Google and Facebook.

The Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, designed to help news organizations gain back much-needed digital advertising revenue, is co-sponsored by Reps. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) and Ken Buck (R-Colo.) and Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and John Kennedy (R-La.). Past iterations of the bill have garnered support from 48 state press associations and the News Media Alliance, which represents more than 2,000 publications.

“This bill will give hardworking…

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