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Google threatens to stop search engine in Australia

Published : 22 Jan 2021, 11:43

  DF News Desk

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Google has threatened to remove its search engine from Australia over the nation's attempt to make the tech giant share royalties with news publishers, reported British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Australia is introducing a world-first law to make Google, Facebook and potentially other tech companies pay media outlets for their news content, said BBC.

But the US firms have fought back, warning the law would make them withdraw some of their services, the report added .

Australian PM Scott Morrison said lawmakers would not yield to "threats".

Click BBC to read the detail report.