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Google’s threat to withdraw its search engine from Australia is chilling to anyone who cares about democracy | Peter Lewis

The tech giant’s Senate testimony shows how far it is prepared to go to resist real regulation

Google’s testimony to an Australian Senate committee on Friday threatening to withdraw its search services from Australia is chilling to anyone who cares about democracy.

It marks the latest escalation in the globally significant effort to regulate the way the big tech platforms use news content to drive their advertising businesses and the catastrophic impact on the news media across the world.

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