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Google’s ‘experiment’ hiding Australian news just shows its inordinate power – The Guardian

By just tinkering with that power, by conducting little ‘experiments’, it can make or break news businesses

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OpinionBy just tinkering with that power, by conducting little experiments, it can make or break news businesses
Thu 14 Jan 2021 00.26 EST
In the midst of a global pandemic and an unprecedented misinformation glut, Google has decided to hide some Australian news sites from its search results. It is experimenting with the lone supply of fact-checked, accountable information Australians can access right now.
Australians have been seeing current news disappearing in recent days, replaced by old links…

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