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Careful what you wish for

Mark Fletcher
January 17th, 2021 · 1 Comment

Following relentless lobbying by News, Nine and some other commercial news outlets, agreement was reached for Google and Facebook to pay a fee for news stories to appear in search results.

Now, a few weeks later, Google is said to be trialling eliminating some news outlets from search results. It’s a kind of careful what you wish for moment.

This story has a bit to play out yet. It will be interesting to watch and see where it lands.


Category: Media disruption · Newspapers

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Peter T // Jan 22, 2021 at 4:15 PM

    Try DuckDuckGo. A good search engine with better levels of privacy.


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