JCPA added to defense funding bill


Lawmakers have added a measure to Congress' must-pass defense funding bill that would force Big Tech firms like Google and Meta to pay hundreds of local news outlets for their content, sources tell Axios.

Why it matters: Barring last-minute Capitol Hill maneuvering, the news-funding measure is now on track to pass after failing for years to gather enough support to become law.

  • The legislation, the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), aims to create a lifeline for struggling local news companies.

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