Google, Facebook Cozy Up to Publishers as Regulators Circle – The Wall Street Journal

Google, Facebook Cozy Up to Publishers as Regulators Circle – The Wall Street Journal

Excerpt:

Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. are making concessions long sought by news publishers whose business has been hurt by the platforms’ dominance, moves that some in the media industry see as an effort to pre-empt potential regulatory backlash.

Google last week announced changes to how it ranks stories on its news page to better promote original content, addressing publishers’ long-running complaints that their scoops were often overshadowed by quick rewrites by other outlets.

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