Do Google and Facebook Control the News?

Do Google and Facebook Control the News?

It is more than an interesting question. News publishers are quite worried that they do and have banned together with the intent to ask “Congress for an antitrust exemption to let news organizations collectively bargain, like a union would, with Facebook and Google”, according to a story in Verge. Both social networks control more than two-thirds of online advertising and virtually half of all adults get their news from Facebook. The New York Times was first to cover this story and their coverage is here.