Google to come out swinging in bitter fight

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.