Rupert Murdoch Blames Facebook And Google For Spreading 'Scurrilous News Sources'

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"The publishers are obviously enhancing the value and integrity of Facebook through their news and content, but are not being adequately rewarded for those services". Headquartered in NY, the activities of News Corp are conducted primarily in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. All his major news organizations have pushed President Trump's agenda through its widely watched commentary shows and op-ed pages.

He's additionally assaulted tech organizations in the past - outstandingly both Google and Twitter. More recently, he claimed Google had cleverly avoided paying United Kingdom taxes by aggressively lobbying its government.

The rise of social media over the last decade has compounded the decline in advertising revenues for traditional print media outlets, as readers shift to online news sources.

The decision has led to concerns within the rest of the media industry that their content will be sidelined in preference of posts from users' friends and family.

It's a blend of updates that has distributers anxious about their future on Facebook. Murdoch's businesses own many of these news publishers, so it's easy to see why he's speaking out.

Facebook doesn't pay distributers for just presenting their news stories on the administration, however it has paid distributers for making live video for Facebook and making little TV-style appears for the application's new Watch tab. His goal: get entities like Facebook and Google to pay money to publishers, effectively in exchange for the value news outlets bring to those platforms. That plan wasn't a big hit.

The comments come amid anxiety from publishers about Facebook's latest change to its news feed: ranking sources by credibility, reportedly according to user opinion.

Here's Murdoch's statement in its entirety.

Facebook should start paying trusted news organisations for featuring their articles, Rupert Murdoch has said.

In his statement, Murdoch said that he has no doubt Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is "sincere person", but he blasted what he called a "lack of transparency" in the new process and said that it should "concern publishers and those wary of political bias at these powerful platforms".

He said the time had come to consider a different route.

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch says Facebook should pay fees to "trusted" news producers for their content.



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