CNN Chief Jeff Zucker Says U.S. Regulators Should Look Into Where Majority of Digital Ad Revenue Goes

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BARCELONA, Spain—CNN President Jeff Zucker suggested U.S. regulators should consider looking into Facebook and Google to determine whether the two companies have a monopoly or duopoloy on the monetization of internet content.

The remarks came during an on-stage interview on Monday at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, where Zucker was asked about the recent bundling of media companies with larger telecoms and networks. He cited Disney’s proposed $52.4 billion acquisition of most of 21st Century Fox, as well as AT&T’s bid for CNN parent company Time Warner, which will go before a judge next month in an antitrust trial.




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