, technology trade groups the Computer & Communications Industry Association and NetChoice also oppose the bill. Carl Szabo, the vice president and general counsel at NetChoice, a trade group both Facebook and Google are members of, told Mashable he’d like the entire bill eliminated.
“I do not think this legislation should move forward. Period,” Szabo said. “If it were to move forward, then it must be designed in a way to benefit those whom it professes to want to save. And the way to do that is to simply limit its effect.”
Instead, Szabo and other critics argue, the legislation should not help larger newsrooms and should, instead, be limited to smaller, local newspapers who might need financial support more than legacy papers like the New York Times.