Facebook made a $300 million pledge to help journalists — just like Google did last year

Facebook | January 15, 2019

Facebook says it is going to spend $300 million over the next three years to support journalism. Does that sound familiar? Here’s why: Ten months ago, Google said it was going to spend $300 million over three years to support journalism. Facebook says it’s just a coincidence that it landed on the same dollar amount that its primary competitor landed on last year. But I’m not complaining. In part because I want Google and Facebook to spend money supporting journalism. And also because it means I don’t have to rewrite this piece, from March 2018: “Google and Facebook can’t help publishers because they’re built to defeat publishers.”

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Today I'm joined by a man who has spoken at many top search marketing events including INBOUND, SearchLove, SMX and Pubcon. He regularly share his advice on Social Media Examiner, Search Engine Land and Social Media Today. And he’s is the founder of Wordstream, a leading search marketing software and services provider based in Boston, USA.

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