Facebook, Google rally to save net neutrality; newspapers rally against Facebook, Google

Amazon, Facebook, Google and Twitter will try to mobilize their users in an online protest aimed at stopping the Trump administration from scrapping net neutrality rules. Wednesday’s all-day action will include the web giants along with dating apps, porn sites and streaming-video services. Here’s a GIF-filled website that explains the wonky history behind net neutrality.

A group of news organizations are coming together to negotiate collectively with the “digital duopoly” of Google and Facebook. Led by the News Media Alliance, the group includes such competitors as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, along with scores of regional papers, and wants an antitrust exemption from Congress. Meanwhile, Google has awarded $805,000 to a new software project that will automate the writing of 30,000 local news stories a month. [Jim Rutenberg / The New York Times]


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