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Google ‘throwing its weight around’ by burying links to some commercial news sites, experts say – ABC News

Google says burying links to some commercial news sites is an insignificant experiment, but experts argue the tech giant is throwing its weight around in retaliation…



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Google has decided to hide some Australian news sites from its search results, in a move that is being interpreted as a response to the Australian Government attempting to make the tech giant pay for original news content.
Key points:

  • Google is currently burying links to some Australian commercial news sites
  • The company says the “experiment” only affects about 1 per cent of Australian users
  • Experts say tech giant is “throwing its weight around” while under pressure to pay for local news content


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