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Offline Bugbatter

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News agencies demand Facebook and Google pay for their stories
« on: December 18, 2017, 03:45:25 PM »
Today’s generation has little to no concept of paying for the news they consume, EU press agencies say.

They go online, and they head to Facebook, Twitter or the like to consume news sourced by reporters putting their lives on the line in dangerous locations such as Syria, Zimbabwe, Cameroon or Myanmar.

We get that news without paying a dime to pay for journalists’ livelihoods or for the news bureaus that support them, the photographers or video reporters who also put their lives on the line to send us visual testimony, or for the editing teams who stitch the stories together and check them for accuracy or bias.

Google, Facebook and other internet giants are making billions, while news agencies are withering on the vine: that’s the message from a group of nine European press agencies that on Thursday called for internet giants to be forced to pay copyright for using news content on which they make vast profits.

Continued: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/12/18/news-agencies-demand-facebook-and-google-pay-for-their-stories/

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Re: News agencies demand Facebook and Google pay for their stories
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2017, 04:37:09 PM »
Maybe it has to do with them making up news, or outright lying?

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