Google threatens to block Australians over media law

Sydney (AFP) – Google threatened Friday to block Australian users from accessing its search service unless the government changed proposed legislation to make the internet giant pay news outlets for their content. Google Australia Managing Director Mel Silva told a senate committee in Canberra that if the current draft media laws went ahead unchanged it would be “the worst-case scenario” and force the firm to block Australians. “If this version of the code were to become law, it would give us no real choice but to stop making Google Search available in Australia,” Silva said. Prime Minister Sc…

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