One of the first news stories I came across today was ex. Culture Committee Chairman Damien Collins calling for British Ministers to copy the Aussies in making Google and Facebook pay for news content.
Ministers must follow Australia by making Facebook and Google pay for UK news media content to prevent the ‘death of the industry’, ex-Culture Committee chair Damian Collins says https://t.co/RA44exMycl (cobblers! all they do is steer people to the content with a brief snippet…
— ConservativeChitChat (@ConservativeCCh) April 20, 2020
This doesn’t really make much sense to me as a nearly 21-year veteran of using the Interweb, as these platforms are mostly intended as a place to promote content with a snippet like the one above in order to help drive traffic to the news websites.
This is a concept so simple that even a Bernie Sanders supporter can make instructional videos about it telling people how to promote their content online, and then make money with it.
They can do this through Google AdSense ads like the ones scattered over this blog, as well as other options such as Amazon Associates, Ebay Partner Platform, Media.net, BuySellsAds + others. Continue reading “Politician Calls for Promotional Platforms to Pay for News Content”