Google threatens to shut down in Australia over proposed tech law

Posted on AllSides January 22nd, 2021
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Google has threatened to shut down its search engine in Australia if the government there passes a new law to force big tech companies to pay local news producers for use of their content. The proposed Australian legislation, known as the News Media Bargaining Code, is the first of its kind in the world, and it's being seen as a test case of the power governments have to regulate big tech firms.

"If the Code were to become law in its current form, we would have no real choice but...

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