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Google escalates response to proposed Australian news law

27.01.2021
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Search engine could be disabled if code on content payment is enforced

‘Unworkable’ is how Google’s Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand described the new law on payment for news content, reports Bloomberg. Mel Silva told a parliamentary hearing that if the proposed new code, requiring platforms to pay for displaying third party news, became law then ‘it would give us no real choice but to stop making Google Search available in Australia.’ She described the law as an ‘untenable financial and operational precedent’. A senator at the hearing accused Google of trying to blackmail policymakers, says the news site.

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‘Unworkable’ is how Google’s Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand described the new law on payment for news content, reports Bloomberg.

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