Major newspaper executives call for a crackdown on big tech

Major newspaper executives call for a crackdown on big tech


>>>FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE NOW TAKING HEAT FROM NEWSPAPERS, LEADERS FROM EIGHT MAJOR PUBLICATIONS ON CAPITOL HILL TODAY ASKING LAWMAKERS TO CRACK DOWN ON THE TECH GIANTS TO PROTECT THEIR ABILITY TO GROW ON-LINE. THE PAPERS INCLUDE THE WASHINGTON POST, L.A. TIMES, NEWSCORP AND AGAIN THE COMPANY THAT OWNS USA TODAY. CAROL, ARE FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE REALLY TO BLAME HERE?>>I FEEL LIKE THIS IS BLOCKBUSTER GETTING MAD AT NETFLIX FOR PUTTING THEM OUT OF BUSINESS. WHEN YOU ARE A BUSINESS, YOU NEED TO COMPETE. EVEN IF YOU ARE IN THE PRESS, IF YOU ARE NOT DOING SOMETHING THAT YOUR END CONSUMERS VALUE, YOU CAN’T FIGURE IT OUT HOW TO GET IT TO THEM OR GET THEM TO PAY FOR IT, YOU NEED TO INNOVATE. THAT’S WHAT YOUR OBLIGATION IS AS A BUSINESS. THAT’S THE REALITY OF CREATIVE DESTRUCTION IN THE MARKET.>>COMPLETELY AGREE WITH YOU, HOWEVER. I DO WORRY ABOUT THE QUALITY OF THE JOURNALISM THAT WE’RE SEEING ON A LOT OF THESE PLATFORMS. THE OTHER POINT THAT’S IN THIS BILL THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO PUSH, YOU DON’T EVEN SEE THE LABEL. IT IS NOT PROMINENT ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE. LET’S SAY AN ARTICLE COMES FROM FOX BUSINESS OR FOX NEWS, IT IS SMALLER, AND SO THAT’S SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO WORK OUT. I REALLY FEEL LIKE QUALITY KIND OF MAY HAVE BEEN DOWNGRADED A LITTLE BIT, MAYBE YOU COULD WEIGH IN ON THAT.>>IN THIS BUILDING ALONE WE HAVE 900 JOURNALISTS MAYBE OF THEM PRINT, THE “WALL STREET JOURNAL,” OF COURSE NEWS CORPORATION, DOW JONES, ETC., BARRON’S, SMART MONEY, SO WE FEEL VERY STRONGLY ABOUT THE QUALITY OF IT. I JUST HOPE THAT THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE GOING FOR, THAT THEY WANT THEIR JUST DESSERTS, THAT IF FACEBOOK IS PUTTING UP A STORY, THAT THE JOURNAL GETS CREDIT BECAUSE ALL OF THAT INVESTMENT AND THAT RISK TAKEN ON TO BREAK THESE BIG STORIES AND IT’S THE SAME, THE NEWSPAPERS HAVE REVIVED WITH WASHINGTON POST AND THE NEW YORK TIMES TOO, THAT’S SOMETHING WORTH PAYING FOR.>>I’M NOT GOING TO SAY THERE’S NOT AN ISSUE HERE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, IT FEELS LIKE ANY GROUP OR BUSINESS THAT FEELS LIKE THEY’RE NOT ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD OR GROW OR IS HAVING SOME SORT OF A PROBLEM AND, YOU KNOW, IS ON-LINE TRIES TO BLAME IT ON BIG TECH. THIS IS GOING TO BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION GOING FORWARD. ESPECIALLY WITH THE REGULATORS, AS THEY TRY TO FIX SOME OF THESE ISSUES. BUT IT’S JUST FUNNY TO SORT OF SEE HOW, YOU KNOW, THE PRESIDENT, IF HE’S ALL OF A SUDDEN NOT DOING WELL, HE SAYS IT IS BECAUSE THEY’RE, YOU KNOW, NOT PUBLICIZING MY TWEETS PROPERLY OR WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE. YOU KNOW, I THINK AS THE BUSINESS IS CHANGING, YOU KNOW, BUSINESSES ARE GOING TO HAVE TO EXPECT THAT THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES AND LOOK NOT EVERYBODY IS GOING TO SURVIVE IN THE SAME WAY.>>WHAT ABOUT THE CLOSURE OF HUNDREDS OF NEWSPAPERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND LACK OF LOCAL PRESENCE, ISN’T THAT SOMETHING?>>I MEAN, CERTAINLY, IT CERTAINLY IS SOMETHING, BUT, YOU KNOW, I MEAN THIS IS AN INDUSTRY THAT’S EVOLVING RIGHT NOW.>>LIKE DE BLASIO WAS SAYING, YOU ARE GOING TO FIGHT EVOLUTION, JUST MAKE A BETTER PRODUCT, THESE NEWSPAPERS, RIGHT, JOHN, THEY ARE GOING STRONG ON DIGITAL.>>THEY ARE GOING STRONG WITH THEIR ON-LINE SERVICES ABSOLUTELY. THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER IS DEAD. IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN NO MATTER WHAT, WHETHER IT’S FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE, THAT’S JUST GOING TO HAPPEN WITH TECHNOLOGY. BUT THE QUALITY AS YOU SAY, LIZ, IS STILL THERE AND QUALITY IS GOING TO RISE. PEOPLE ARE DYING FOR CONTENT.

52 thoughts on “Major newspaper executives call for a crackdown on big tech

  1. While I am no fan of big Tech there is something these liberal rag media Outlets could do to compete and thats stop pedaling fake news and Bs propaganda

  2. HAHAHAHAHAH WASHINGTON POST IS SWAMP ……… THESE PAPERS LIE TOO…. NOW SWAMP TOADS LIKE THAT ONE "FEMALE"? WHO SPOKE FIRST .. WILL DEFEND BECAUSE THEY "THE SWAMP" WANT CONTROL….

  3. Big tech is the biggest threat to our democracy today! I think at times they have malevolent intent to brainwash but even they didn’t….that is too much power for any company. They can literally sway millions of people by what information they choose to present in their search engines

  4. Why not have a SPECIAL INVESTIGATION on BIG TECH , And, the hypocrite NEWS ORGANIZATIONS behind this report and complaint..

    Lies and Sedition vs too much power. They all need to be humbled and we need to see that they comply with the American will and be punished for their participation in the OBAMA/CLINTON, "Intel" COUP D'ETAT .

  5. Throw me a beer!
    Quite frankly we don't give a rats bout the fake news from Either of these clowns!!!
    WHAT??
    I said you ain't worth wrapping fish in!
    WHAT?
    I said take you Marxist BS and shove it where the sun don't shine!
    WHAT???
    I said my bird is filing a lawsuit for cheep cage liner!!!
    WHAT??
    China called, their revoking your visa!!!
    WHAT?????
    I said I need another Beer cause Prisoner Zero Says So!!!!

  6. Listen, I have to agree when our own government doesn't know what the crap their doing. We don't have no idea what they're doing with the imformation that we give them out of country. This is a big problems. Especially our privacy and censorship. Have you notice one huge problem when you get on Google and search for a specific thing or subject Google of course sends you to a source that they may profit from. Its a threat to our democracy. Really when you say it so is fake news. Just like when Googling political information straight to the dems unless you ask specifically. It's time we hold them accountable.

  7. I was born and raised in Jackson Michigan in 1952.
    When Jimmy Carter sent our Oil, Steel and Auto Union Jobs and devastated the Rust Belt, where was the New York Times??
    The NYT was toting Carter's Phony line that Detroit can't compete and somehow, shipping our jobs off made us better competitors??
    People lost their Union jobs and their homes. There was no sympathy from the Times or any of the Media.
    We went from $400 Billion Debt to $23 Trillion in Debt and every time the NYT was on the Wrong side of History.
    Today NYT wants open borders so that Illegals can compete for my Grandchildren's jobs!
    When we ask for our jobs back, The NYT times writes that those jobs ain't coming back, and if they do, they will be automated.
    Well NYT, welcome to Automated News!
    In the meantime, everyone that took computer courses in the 1980s is looking forward to those Automated Jobs.

  8. What is the difference? News papers or media platforms? There the same owned in part by the same money mongers that have one goal. Keep em stupid and poor. It’s a travesty to think we have come all this way, to nowhere🕷🕸

  9. Seal*A*cons realiest📝 the truth..🚧nho🚧nobell peace movement✌they forgot the value of our common cent..SMART is a.i💯*in*tell*agents🆔📲is what they forgot we own*a.i(-1)C.C(+100) nflDesigned..

  10. Hahaha! They think going after big tech is how they will eliminate their independent media competition, I'd bet that's the end game. Disrupt big tech result = disrupt competition. As if their previous consumers would even ever trust them again. Hahahaha!

  11. Samuel Clemens stated , those who do not read the newspaper are uninformed , those who do are misinformed . The same thing goes for big tech companies and their search engine results and their supposed news reports .

  12. So outlets like the Washington post, who rarely report about anything outside of attacking trump, whom are losing ratings because of their incompetence and lies, are blaming big tech? Do I have this right? They'd rather blame big tech than their lack of truthful reporting? Wtf?

  13. I had to laugh when I heard this piece. Fake news newspapers calling for a crackdown on big tech. Who is going to crackdown on the fake, let call it for what it is, out and out lies that the newspapers print.

  14. LGBT community
    Tulsi gabbard
    YouTube union
    Various independent creators
    Conservative journalist
    FTC 170million for kids
    The list goes on and on and I'm not even going to get into any other country

  15. BIg tech pretend they are not publishers so as to avoid any regulation and they are trying to control the election results for 2020 by censoring any conservative voices that they fear are effective .

  16. What these commentators are completely missing is the real reason that Google and Facebook are putting newspapers out of business. And that is that Google and Facebook are taking all the advertising, because they invade our privacy and track our every move online, so they know what products we're in the market for, so they can offer targeted advertising to the advertisers, which is much more valuable to the advertisers than the general advertising that newspapers offer. So Google and Facebook are monopolizing the advertising revenue and taking the advertising revenue away from the newspapers, and they can't stay in business. Content suffers; there is less content, less diverse content and more advertising and more diverse advertising, monopolized by Google and Facebook.

  17. Quality of article's?
    Quality of business? Kind of business.
    Fox journalist's seen very small article's? Where are these going for business?
    Newspaper's falling in many hand's? Digital newspaper comes with HD clarity?

    The bulls & bears aired 4 chicken and one ram talking about quality and kind of business?

    Women are from Venus and very hot because close to the sun. What's the wet bulb temperature inside Venus?

    These messed up a lot is quality and kind of business involbed. The NYC violated labor laws and human health. The media and apprentice were taught about shapes and sizes and tight fittings with deep necks to show the line's and curve's. Wonder these player's could not notice Michelle Obama snake charming pipe?

    None spoke about Facebook and Google. What's wrong with Facebook and Google? They were leaking private pages of human book, dairies and making sales of their data activities and time spent on social media platform's.

    What says the two senior ladies in the group? What says the two middle age ladies in the group?
    Senior ladies can be old granny's.
    Middle age are above 45yrs.

    😂🤣😉

  18. Big tech seems to have more options to seek truth!
    I have freedom for my view on truth!
    MSM is a propaganda machine and mind manipulation.
    I control my thoughts and will forever question what is dictated to me as being sincere, genuine, honest truth👍
    The choice is mine😁

  19. this big time good news for america! i hope the lazy, do nothing republicans don't just sit on their hands, like the usually do, when it comes to this subject.

  20. This has nothing to do with not adapting. This is about silencing and hiding search results that these "tech giants" don't deem worthy. It's not a fair playing field…these newspapers are trying to evolve and Google and Facebook stomps on their face with deceitful tactics that should concern any American citizen. After all, they are the gatekeepers.

    And if I am wrong, why would there by over 30 attorney generals unleashed like savage beasts to attack Google on antitrust this month….just saying people can stop using "without evidence" in their stories and blogs.

  21. Look, I hate to be Buzz Killington here… buuuut… Going after the ads is irrelevant at best to Americans. We are concerned about how these same metadata mining practices are being shared and utilized for illegal surveillance of American Citizens against our God Given, Constitutional Rights.

  22. I used to love reading the newspaper in the morning while having my coffee go cold and then I discovered I can read the news online scrolling with one hand while my coffee is in the other hand being consumed hot. LOL

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