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Murdoch calls on Facebook to pay 'trusted' publishers for content

Tuesday 23 January 2018 | 10:08 CET | News
News Corp executive chairman Rupert Murdoch has called on Facebook to pay "trusted" news publishers a fee for their content. "Facebook and Google have popularised scurrilous news sources through algorithms that are profitable for these platforms but inherently unreliable," said Murdoch in a statement, adding that "if Facebook wants to recognize 'trusted' publishers then it should pay those publishers a carriage fee similar to the model adopted by cable companies."

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