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H.R. 5190: Journalism Competition and Preservation Act of 2018

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Your local newspaper’s content probably doesn’t come up very often when you’re on Facebook or Google News. A new bill in Congress could potentially cause that to change.


Facebook and Google combined are what some are calling a “duopoly” — together controlling a cumulative 73 percent of digital advertising and 83 percent of digital advertising growth.

Those two websites are far and away the top two sources of news for American consumers when they link on your Facebook newsfeed or Google News to articles from existing publishers ...

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David Cicilline

Sponsor. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 7, 2018
Length: 6 pages

Mar 7, 2018


Introduced on Mar 7, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 7, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


4% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Mar 7, 2018

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H.R. 5190 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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