Meta Threatens To Remove US news From Facebook
Facebook's parent company Meta has threatened to pull all news content from its US platforms
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In what could be a major blow to journalists struggling in a tough media market
If Congress moves forward with a proposal to give publications more power
Negotiate payments from tech platforms that distribute their content
The proposal, which was originally introduced by lawmakers as a separate bill and is now reportedly under consideration
As part of a must-pass annual defense bill, it will allow intelligence companies to negotiate with tech giants.
This distributes their content, including Google and Meta, giving them more power to negotiate favorable business terms.
A Met spokesman issued a blistering statement on Monday announcing any acceleration plans.
The provisions came from the Journalism Protection and Competition Act through Congress
Such a move would force the tech giant to "consider completely removing news content from our platform," Meta said.