House Hearing Focuses on Tech Firms' Impact on News Organizations

Congress opened its antitrust investigation of big tech with a hearing focused on how platforms like Facebook and Google may have harmed publishers by siphoning off profits from news organizations. Lawmakers will hear testimony from executives at News Corp, the owner of The Wall Street Journal and other publications; The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; and the News Media Alliance, a trade group representing 2,000 news organizations, including The New York Times.