Meta threatens to remove US news content if new law passes
Written by Adewale Adeyemi on December 6, 2022
Meta has threatened to remove news content from Facebook in the US.
It objects to a new law that would give news organisations greater power to negotiate fees for content shared on Facebook.
A similar law, passed in Australia, led to news on Facebook being briefly suspended last year.
Meta claims their platform, in fact, provides increased traffic to struggling news outlets.
It says publishers put their content on Facebook because “it benefits their bottom line.”