State and federal lawmakers are aiming at Big Tech's ability to destroy local news.
The impact of losing local news on municipal bond rates is a creative argument. Nice to have framings that don't just preach to the choir but can persuade people with different priorities/values.
I am just getting up to speed on the ins and outs of freedom (and availability) of the press. The clarity and comprehensiveness of this post was really valuable. When I think about the implications of ChatGPT and other AI approaches - the internet scraping and regurgitation to generate ad revenue gets even more complicated - so many moving parts!
Lee's bill is a sucky idea. Forcing tech companies to pay news companies because they did not evolve will make Rupert Murdoch richer. It'll still wipe out the local news media.
I do not get the "buy local" movement. If the local community does not care about local news, why fund a local outlet?