Have you been following this story? If news and media outlets (and the Australian government) continue to push the likes of Google and Facebook into a corner around paying for news obtained through Google Search, and Google decides to make Google Search unavailable to users in Australia – who are the real losers? What if Facebook makes Facebook unavailable to users in Australia?
If they made these services available but on a user-pay basis (to compensate for having to pay news and media outlets), would you still use Google Search or Facebook?
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Google says it will have no choice but to make Google Search unavailable in Australia if the government succeeds in implementing its new media code.