Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call for all major conservative media to support a bipartisan bill that would help reduce the power held by Big Tech companies in the coming decades.
The JCPA, or Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, is set to bring search and social media platforms, such as Google and Facebook, to the table in order to discuss how content is copied from third-party websites and then shared on these sites. As a result, these websites make large profits without actually having any proper sort of licensing or sharing arrangement with the creators of the content.
The proposed law would change that by forcing companies to pay publishers for the third-party content that they share on their Big Tech platforms.
The JCPA has so far had the support of most major conservative online media, including Newsmax, the Washington Examiner, the Daily Caller, Washington Times, Townhall, and Salem Media.
Congress is currently moving through the lame duck session, but McConnell, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have agreed that the JCPA legislation should be added to the pending National Defense Authorization Act.
The news of this legislation has led to panic across all big Tech Companies, with Meta, Facebook’s parent company, threatening that it would stop all news content from appearing on its platforms.