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Dems’ New Journalism Act Would ‘Punish Anti-Establishment Outlets’

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At a glance

  • A new version of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA) is circulating that is worse than the original.
  • The act allows mainstream, legacy and left-wing media to form exclusionary media cartels and then empowers them with extraordinary collective-bargaining power to collude with Big Tech companies.
  • The new JCPA contains a provision that allows “eligible” media companies forming a cartel to “create admission criteria for membership unrelated to the size of an eligible digital journalism provider or the views expressed by its content, including criteria to limit membership to only eligible publishers or only eligible broadcasters.”

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