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If the liberal media’s relative silence towards Facebook and Google’s Orwellian behavior this electoral cycle seemed deafening, perhaps it’s because many outlets have received big loads of cash from them.

A Washington Monthly report headlined “How Facebook and Google Buy Off the Press” said that by 2018, both Big Tech companies “were already among the largest funders of journalism in the world.” However, since then, both corporations “have gone on to promise a total of $700 million in funding for journalism, not counting other ‘undisclosed’ funds and in-kind contributions.” What makes this funding dubious, is that “[j]ust who is receiving exactly how much from Google and Facebook remains hard to establish.” [Emphasis added.]

(Excerpt) Read more at:

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/joseph-vazquez/2020/10/26/facebook-google-pledged-700m-buy-press-2018

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