California Senate Defers Bill Requiring Big Tech to Pay for News Links

Google and Meta may be willing to block news in Canada rather than pay the sites that create it, but blocking news in California would be a much bigger deal.  So you can bet their lobbyists were hard at work to slow down progress of the California Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, which passed the state assembly in June.  Their efforts have succeeded: state senate action on the bill has been delayed until next year.