Starmer says Tories are ‘dragging feet’ in making platforms pay for news

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By Leah Montebello Sir Keir Starmer has backed calls to make social media platforms pay for news content, accusing the government of dragging its feet on the matter. Writing for campaign group Journalism Matters, the leader of the opposition said that big tech’s dominance of the online advertising space is to the detriment of consumers, other rivals and papers. News content created by British publishers generates around £1bn in UK revenues for Google and Facebook each year according to a study from Cambridge University this year. “The way the government has dragged its feet on levelling the pl…

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