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Google protests ‘unworkable’ ACCC code for digital platforms to pay news media companies

The tech giant has used a blog post to attack the watchdog’s proposal, but also admitted that it was unlikely to escape the code’s effects

Google has claimed the Australian government’s proposed code for digital platforms to pay news media companies for their content is “unworkable” and would force the tech company to “pay unreasonable and exorbitant amounts”.

As the deadline nears for public comment on the federal government’s proposed code, Google used a new blog post on its search site to attack the idea while admitting it would be unlikely to be able to escape its effects.

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