Hong Kong (CNN Business) Google says it will shut down its search engine in Australia if a controversial bill designed to benefit the news media becomes law.
At a Senate hearing in Canberra on Friday, Google (GOOGL) Australia Managing Director Mel Silva said the draft legislation “remains unworkable,” and would be “breaking” the way millions of users searched for content online.
“If this version of the Code were to become law, it would give us no real choice but to stop making Google Search available in Australia,” she told lawmakers.
“That would be a bad outcome not just for us, but for the Australian people, media diversity and small businesses who use Google Search.”
Read more ….
WNU Editor: Can a country like Australia live without Google? The answer is yes, but the inconvenience of not having this search engine will make life very inconvenient.
More News On Google Threatening To Withdraw Its Search Engine From Australia
Google threatens to pull search engine in Australia — ABC News/AP
Google threatens to REMOVE search engine in Australia if legislators force it to share profits with news content creators — RT