Silicon Valley Ditches News

From a New York Times story by Mike Isaac, Katie Robertson, and Nico Grant headlined “Silicon Valley Ditches News, Shaking as Unstable Industry”:

Campbell Brown, Facebook’s top news executive, said this month that she was leaving the company. Twitter, now known as X, removed headlines from the platform days later. The head of Instagram’s Threads app, an X competitor, reiterated that his social network would not amplify news.

Even Google — the strongest partner to news organizations over the past 10 years — has become less dependable, making publishers more wary of their reliance on the search giant. The company has laid off news employees in two recent team reorganizations, and some publishers say traffic from Google has tapered off.