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Google Likely To Stop Working With Australia

Posted by Osei Agyemang

Google may pull out of the Australian market if a new law administering its relationship with news publishers proceeds.

The truth of the matter is, the Australian government is acquainting a law to address a long-percolating line about whether tech giants should pay for news that shows up in search or is shared on their platforms.

The proposed law would order that Google has commercial concurrences with each news organizations – or enter constrained intervention, something Google says would not be possible.

According to Google, if this variant of the code were to become law, it would give Google no genuine decision except for to quit making Google Search accessible in Australia.

However, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says for the time being, they won’t react to any threat from Google. The web index has around 90-95% of the internet search engine market share in Australia – like the rest of the world.

Obviously, there are web crawler choices like Microsoft’s Bing, and Yahoo, DuckDuckGo and so on but Google is by all accounts on top of them. Google is positioned as the most-visited webpage on the internet.

Google isn’t only an internet searcher, but a search technology that powers services, for example, Gmail, Google Maps and YouTube, among others. And that makes them unique.

For the present, it’s hazy if Google’s threat would have an effect on those other applications. All things considered, Australia’s former administration has encouraged the country’s authorities not to “surge” the new law, cautioning that it is uncommon and may have enduring negative outcomes.

Google Australia made A$4.8bn ($3.7bn; £2.7bn) in revenue in 2019. Advertising revenue made up most of that, at A$4.3bn. But factor in all the expenses, and Google Australia made A$134m in profit for the year.

If Australia goes ahead of the new law, Google would block Australian users based on their geographic location as determined by an IP (internet) address.

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