(UnitedVoice.com) – In March, a bipartisan group of lawmakers reintroduced the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA). The legislation is an attempt by Congress to take away some of Silicon Valley’s power by allowing media companies to collectively bargain with Big Tech companies to try to force them to pay for content. However, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) has now said he doesn’t support the legislation.
In an interview with Breitbart News the week of May 16, Rubio said he thinks the JCPA is good in theory but in practice, he’s worried it’s going to cause establishment media to form cartels to negotiate with Big Tech. He believes it could lead to a situation where some media companies are declared reputable while others are deemed shut down because they challenge a certain narrative. Rubio said ultimately that could lead to “greater collusion between big media and big tech.”
This bill is a Trojan Horse. It would enable more collusion among media giants and big tech. They already control far too much. https://t.co/tndXI8xyN8
— Volusia Republicans (@RecvcOrg) May 26, 2021
Big tech and mainstream media already have a cushy relationship. This was proven during the 2020 campaign when social media companies shut down a New York Post article about Hunter Biden and instead allowed MSM’s “nothing to see here narrative” stand. Imagine what would happen if the largest media companies came together with the biggest tech companies…conservative voices would probably be completely silenced.
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