Google tests blocking news in Canada as bill asks the company to pay publishers

Canada is preparing a new bill that, if signed into law, would require Google to pay publishers for using information from their content. In response, Google is testing a complete block of news content in Search in Canada with a subset of users. The “Online News Act” or Bill C-18 is a bill in Canada that would require tech giants such as Google to make deals with news organizations in the…
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