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Google urges YouTubers around the world to swamp Australian regulator with complaints – The Guardian

International campaign seeks to mobilise YouTube creators and viewers against Australia’s proposals to make digital platforms pay for news content

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Google has launched an international scare campaign targeting YouTubers, asking creators and viewers to swamp the Australian competition watchdog with complaints about its proposed mandatory news code.
The messaging seeks to pit YouTubers and their fans against big news businesses that Google suggests could misuse personal data and make unjustified demands for money to the detriment of YouTube users. It includes an email address for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
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