Calif. committee advances bill to make online giants pay for journalism

The tech industry says its linking to news articles helps the news business.
The Santa Barbara News-Press building is seen on Sept. 5, 2006, in Santa Barbara, Calif. The 150-year-old, Pulitzer Prize-winning paper ceased publishing on July 21, 2023, when owner Wendy McCaw filed for bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

A controversial proposal supporters say will help save local news has cleared another hurdle in the California legislature.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday advanced an amended version of the California Journalism Preservation Act, which would by make large online platforms pay to support journalism.

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