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Stasys Bielinis
1/3 HUH?! 

 An NYT story about MSM lobbying body’s weird “study” with super clickbaity $4.7B number based on another questionable study by some little known consulting firm based on an off-hand remark by Marissa Mayer in 2008, 11 years ago ... ?
Marc Tracy / New York Times: News Media Alliance study, to be given to US House ahead of hearings, claims Google made $4.7B from the work of news publishers in 2018 via search, Google News
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Stasys Bielinis Jun 9
Replying to @Staska
2/3 Released just ahead of the House hearings where it will serve as talking points for US House elected representatives to beat Google up and look good on TV and mainstream papers and news sites for the next few news cycles?
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Stasys Bielinis Jun 9
Replying to @Staska
3/3 NYT asked no Qs about the issues with this study? Just the “Study: Google Made $4.7B Billion From the News Industry in 2018” headline? Conflict of interest, anyone? How does this lousy reported and edited thing helps counter the narrative prevalent on the right of MSM’s bias?
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Stasys Bielinis Jun 9
Replying to @Staska
PS. If you are wondering where that original "Google earns $100M from GNews" number came from: From here: And that number is so easily debunked/challenged when it is used for the purpose of lobbying to levy tolls on Google:
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David Sanger, Photographer Jun 9
Replying to @Staska
do you have a link to the actual study ??
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Stasys Bielinis Jun 10
Replying to @davidsanger
There is no link, yet. NYT got an exclusive preview. The full study and a link to the study should show up on Monday, NYT says (in the original article): ".... according to a study to be released on Monday by the News Media Alliance."
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David Sanger, Photographer Jun 10
Replying to @Staska
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David Sanger, Photographer Jun 10
Replying to @Staska
OK . aside from spurious extrapolation of the $100m Marissa Meyer figure from 2008, the report makes a huge mistake looking at total revenue instead of net income, thereby ignoring operating costs, research, administration, sales, marketing and tax expenses.
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Dan Raile Jun 10
Replying to @Staska
So...two massive lobbying operations are squaring off in the NYT which is shading towards its own best interest? Kind of hard for me to find my outrage here
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