Google threatens to exit Australia over news content law disputes

22 January 2021
The Australian government wants the company to share royalties with media outlets on articles found through the search engine.

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*grabs popcorn*

This is going to be interesting. For the record, as a US citizen, I defend Australia for the simple reason of "don't give me the BS that Google can't afford this". Their ad revenue can support a third-world country if they wanted to.

  • Anonymous

Very interesting.. like to see this happening..

why not just tax companies like them more, and stop complaining about how little they pay in taxes.

Google won't do it to Oz.
Google just accepted similar French's new law.

  • Mohit

Crackling Doom, 22 Jan 2021This will definitely start a new trend. But which other cou... moreIn India, the payment for advertisement to all digital media giants like Facebook, etc is taxable at 6%.

But anyhow, these giants like Google, Facebook, Twitter have started to threaten and blackmailing everyone. They are obviously abusing their powers. They need to be shown that they can decline very fast. And most probably, they are trying very hard to stop new entrants in their market.

Crackling Doom, 22 Jan 2021This will definitely start a new trend. But which other cou... moreI really hope so. Let US taste their own medicine ✔️✔️✔️

I dont get it. From Google app/search, one has to tap or open the link to get to the article

This will definitely start a new trend. But which other countries, if any, will follow suit?