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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.

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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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