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Google Blocks News in California to Protest Proposed Media Payoff Law

Posted on AllSides April 15th, 2024
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Google has begun restricting access to news articles for some users in California in response to the pending California Journalism Preservation Act, which would require tech giants like Google and Mark Zuckerberg’s Meta to pay publishers for news content. NPR reports that in a show of its immense power and influence, Google announced on Friday that it has started blocking news articles from California-based news organizations for an unspecified number of state residents who use the search engine. This move comes as Google attempts to fight back against the California...

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