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Traditional competitors including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, as well as a host of smaller print and online publications, will temporarily set aside their differences this week and appeal to federal lawmakers to let them negotiate collectively with the technology giants to safeguard the industry.

Fuck the "industry", and fuck Google.

The News Media Alliance argue that, despite their growing dominance in news distribution, Facebook and Google lack the resources and ability to guarantee the accuracy of reporting upheld by reputable news associations. Facebook in particular came under fire during the 2016 U.S. presidential election when it failed to suitably monitor the news content on its platform and was seen to host unverified articles.

"Oh, you were serious. Wait, let me laugh harder."

Chavern added that antitrust laws are currently "insulating" Google and Facebook from market forces, but said that news publishers remain committed to "unleashing those forces to defend their investments in great journalism."