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Important stories hidden in Google’s ‘experiment’ blocking Australian news sites

The search giant’s experiments see sources of questionable quality being promoted over mainstream websites in some cases

Google’s “experiment” in Australia to remove major news sites from search results is hiding important news stories from hundreds of thousands of Australians.

In some cases filtering out mainstream news publications from search results is also resulting in lower-quality publications being promoted, including a news website known for spreading misinformation and conspiracy theories.

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