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Google admits to removing local news content in ‘experiment’ – Sydney Morning Herald

In recent days internet users have reported Australian news sites disappearing from Google’s search function, with old content and links being displayed.



The project would end early next month, he said.
“In 2018, the value we provided to publishers through referral traffic alone was estimated at $218 million.
Mel Silva, managing director of Google Australia, says 80 per cent of submissions to the ACCC raised concerns with the plan.Credit:Jeremy Piper
The admission from the digital giant comes in the middle of a battle between the federal government and the tech giants over plans to force Google and Facebook to pay news publishers for displaying their…

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