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Meta, Google face new EU rules on monitoring content on news websites

By Matthew Newman
  • 15 Dec 2023 15:38
  • 15 Dec 2023 15:38
Meta Platforms' Facebook, Google's YouTube and Twitter will face new EU rules on how to monitor content on news websites after EU negotiators reached a political agreement today on the European Media Freedom Act.
The draft law aims to protect the freedom and pluralism of European media. It contains

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Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent


Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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