Socolow speaks to Observer about Congressional bill to support news organizations

Michael Socolow, associate professor in the University of Maine Department of Communication and Journalism, spoke to the Observer about a bill in Congress that would require platforms like Facebook to pay news publishers when links to their articles appear on their sites. Socolow noted that in Australia, which has a similar law, Facebook and Google are estimated to pay out $140 million each year to media publishers, which he said is “chump change.”