Split on the right: Breitbart joins Facebook and Google in opposing news media bill

Legislation aimed at helping news publications compete economically with Google and Facebook is meeting opposition from an unlikely antagonist: conservative news outlet Breitbart.

Breitbart executives and some of its reporters have met with Republican lawmakers during the last six months to argue against passage of the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act, according to three people with direct knowledge of the meetings who were granted anonymity to discuss private conversations.

That makes it the only major conservative news outlet to come out against the bipartisan legislation, which would enable publishers to collectively bargain with

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