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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg warns Google over blocking Aussies from news sites – NEWS.com.au

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg warns Google over blocking Aussies from news sites

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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has demanded Google pay up for original content rather than blocking it after revelations the tech giant had prevented Australian users from accessing news websites. Google confirmed it had sporadically hidden news sites from a small number of Australian users as part of an “experiment … to measure the impacts of news businesses and Google Search on each other”.
The test, which used algorithms to bury news content, affected about 1 per cent of users and would end early…

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