Google threatens to withdraw search engine from Australia
22/01/2021 | news | world | 883
The tech giant says it will remove its main search function from Australia if it passes a new law.
ABOUT TIME that somebody stood up against these parasites.

Who steal OTHER peoples work and line their pockets.
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22/01/2021 10:55:18 1 1
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Don't you ever use Google then? Or Amazon? Or Facebook? If so then you are guilty of supporting them.
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22/01/2021 10:57:30 5 5
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Are they really saying that google should pay for search results that drive traffic to news sites? Like the news site is doing Google a favour for have a page that can fulfil the searcher's request and rather than being glad that Google is sending a customer their way, they actually think they're the ones doing Google a favour!? This is so backwards, politicians and tech just do not mix.
Google steals content, they show news in Google Discover for example so no need to even visit the source website to read what THEY produced! ie, Google make money (by wrapping ads) around other peoples work with ZERO compensation. Google are 100^ corrupt (even their ex CEO couldn't keep it in his pants), I've been selling online since 2002 and know all their tricks!! Removed
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22/01/2021 11:02:53 5 13
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Wow. A lot of jealousy being shown by people below. Australia would have to apply the law to every search engine company, so nobody would provide the service in Australia. Google is the best search engine on the Internet by miles and Gmail is really good. Furthermore, both services are free to use, so stop moaning about them and grow a pair.
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22/01/2021 11:02:53 5 13
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Wow. A lot of jealousy being shown by people below. Australia would have to apply the law to every search engine company, so nobody would provide the service in Australia. Google is the best search engine on the Internet by miles and Gmail is really good. Furthermore, both services are free to use, so stop moaning about them and grow a pair.
They search engine is an ad engine now. Gmail is shite, slow, data mines (yes, their AI READS your emails, and humans too!) Obvious Google shill. Bet you are one of their PPC butt kissers. Removed
Why was my comment binned ???????????????????

Did you not like the word "parasites" ?????????????????
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Big Tech ruling our lives to their left wing agenda, this is not good!

Look what they did to the American elections, they replaced the best President they ever had, and replaced him with an old man whose left wing socialist handlers are telling him to censure Americans.

With one swoop of a pen, he just made 11,500 jobless, on his first day??

Get rid of Google, Twitter, facebook and youtube.
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22/01/2021 11:28:17 1 1
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Where do you find this "left wing agenda"? They promote those who pay the most and fit in your personal algorithme. I anything that is capitalist right wing thinking. So please support your empty tropes with solid arguments, or keep them in your own cozy safe space. Its a scary world out there, people might not agree with you... :'(
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22/01/2021 11:13:47 6 6
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No, it's unworkable nonsense. See the reply underneath. Turn it all off and make them go sit in the park and complain to the pigeons again.
Hmm, I thought Storm Christoph had blown over.
It seems there's still a few snowflakes around.
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22/01/2021 11:03:43 63 22
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Utter tosh!

If you don't like Google, you are FREE to use other search engines, they aren't forcing anyone to use them, there are MANY MANY other ones.

Google should just stop serving "snippets" of news in their results which helps users find the articles on the news sites, and just give them the link to the main page.

Problem solved, and absolutely NO valid argument from the papers then!
Ack. My bad editing left Jeff in. Idiot! Removed
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22/01/2021 10:47:23 113 28
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More disgusting behaviour from Big Tech.

Post a message to your users to try to undermine the democratically-elected government ... like what Uber did a few years ago.

When will these companies be brought to heel ?

The chinese government might control the internet but the internet controls western governments.
where do you think this push is coming from? Where are the Murdoch media empire based again? You, like every other idiot on here posting about taxation, fail to understand that this law isnt about taxation to central government. Its the payment of allegedly owed royalties to media companies like those run by the Murdoch's. Do those companies pay all their taxes? Removed
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22/01/2021 11:03:43 63 22
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Utter tosh!

If you don't like Google, you are FREE to use other search engines, they aren't forcing anyone to use them, there are MANY MANY other ones.

Google should just stop serving "snippets" of news in their results which helps users find the articles on the news sites, and just give them the link to the main page.

Problem solved, and absolutely NO valid argument from the papers then!
"Free to use other search engines"

Another useful idiot, happy to ignore the big picture because they remain unaffected.
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Am I missing something? This sounds patently ridiculous - what's to stop Scum media simply spamming their own site just to claim royalties off the search engines? Removed
GOOGLE, AND TWITTER ETC, HAVE THIS LAST FEW WEEKS TAUGHT ME HOW DISGUSTING THEY ARE??THEY TALK ABOUT FREEDOM,OF SPEACH,,, THEN BLOCK OUT ,PRESIDENT TRUMP.. I DID NOT LIKE ALL HIS IDEAS! BUT HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HAVE HIS SAY,, AS OTHERS DID,, NOT DICTATED TO BY THESE DICTATORS,, AND NOW CRAWLING /CREEPING THE NEW PRESIDENT,, HOPING FOR THE CHERRYS??? Removed
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22/01/2021 14:19:43 0 1
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ripping off all country's what? Or did you mean countries?
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Just wondering if they made cannabis legal in Australia? Removed
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22/01/2021 10:59:21 91 20
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Bye then Google.

Intrusive, monopolistic company with an increasingly sinister desire to control everyone's digital lives. No thanks.
No one is forcing you to use google idiot Removed