Australia calls out Google for 'experiment' blocking some news sites

Australia calls out Google for 'experiment' blocking some news sites

SYDNEY: Australia urged Google to "focus on paying for original content, not blocking it" after the internet giant said it was running tests that limit access to domestic news content, deepening a rift between the tech giant and the government. After the Alphabet Inc owned search engine provider said it was conducting experiments to determine the value of its service to Australian news outlets, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg accused it of "blocking" users when it should be paying for the content.

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