Sept. 23, 2022, 10:20 AM

A long-delayed bill to make tech companies negotiate with local news organizations to share revenue is back on track for a vote on the Senate floor.

The legislation (S. 673, sponsored by Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), would empower small news outlets to negotiate compensation from tech titans such as Facebook and Google.

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced the bill 15-7, after postponing a vote several times over Republican concerns.

Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and bill cosponsor, John Kennedy (La.) had worries about the bill’s potential impact on conservative viewpoint censorship online. Those worries were resolved after …

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