Corbyn to tax tech to support quality journalism


Corbyn will put forward the ideas later today in the Alternative MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival.

The money raised will go to support quality, public interest and investigative reporting which is currently under threat, he will say, from a “few tech giants and unaccountable billionaires who will control huge swathes of our public space and debate.”

“The best journalism takes on the powerful, in the corporate world as well as government and helps create an informed public,” Corbyn will say, “this work costs money. We value it but somehow that does not translate into proper funding and legal support.”


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