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Google is under fire for running experiments blocking some Australian news sites from search results

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The incident is the latest in an ongoing spat between Google and the Australian government, which is considering forcing it and Facebook to pay local news providers for displaying their content. warning "the way Aussies search every day on Google is at risk." Are you a current or former Googler with more to share? You can contact this reporter securely using the encrypted messaging app Signal or email . Reach out using a nonwork device. : "Google is an effective monopoly and by withholding access to such timely, accurate and important information they show clearly how they impact what access Australians have to that.

"The digital giants should focus on paying for original content, not blocking it. That's my message to those digital giants." Australian treasurer Josh Frydenberg"We have again introduced legislation that's now before a Senate committee to put in place a world-leading mandatory code to see those digital giants pay traditional news media businesses a fair sum of money for generating original content.

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