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‘Mate! No Google?’ Australia faces life without key search engine – Aljazeera.com

Google opposes a planned law that would force it and Facebook to pay Australian publishers for news content.

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Imagine a world without Google, the search engine so pervasive its the starting point for more than five billion queries a day. Thats the reality facing Australia, where the tech giant is threatening to unplug its homepage in a standoff with the government.
Google opposes a planned law that would force the company and Facebook Inc. to pay Australian publishers for news content. The Internet juggernauts ultimatum to local lawmakers change the legislation, or else has left a digital vacuum hanging…

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