What’s Happening:

Apple’s new subscription news service, Apple News Plus, was announced in March. But some people in the media publishing industry see that this move is one more indicator that news curation is replacing real journalism.

Why It Matters:

Blockchain Mark consultant Michael K. Spencer says that Apple News is the most concerning big tech announcement in years for journalists. “Censorship is already on the rise in Media and Big Tech has created an environment where free journalism and widely read op-eds no longer exist,” Spencer wrote in a piece at Medium.

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