After Many Threats, Google Begins Paying For News In Australia

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In January, Google threatened to make its search engine unavailable in Australia if the government approved legislation that would force tech companies to pay for journalism shared on their platforms. The government went ahead with its plans anyway but Google has now blinked first.

Australia’s novel legislation is expected to pass before the end of February and Google is trying to blunt the impact by striking deals of its own with media companies, according to a New York Times report.

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