Back from the Dead: Lobbyists Resuscitate JCPA, Zombie Corporate Media Cartel Bill

Aug 8, 2022 | Political News

Desperate to fend off online competition, lobbyists for corporate media companies have once again revived efforts to pass the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA), a bill that would create a media cartel in the United States, capable of collectively pressuring Big Tech companies to bail them out financially.

The bill, previously in limbo, was scheduled for markup this week by the Senate Judiciary Committee, and is being held over until September.

Newsmax has now lined up behind a bill that would force tech companies to give more revenue to the likes of BuzzFeed, the New York Times, and the Washington Post, which have spent the last year and a half branding the conservative movement as insurrectionist enemies of democracy.