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'No real choice': Google warns search function will be pulled if media bargaining laws go ahead

Sarah Basford Canales
By Sarah Basford Canales
Updated January 22 2021 - 7:07am, first published 2:00am
Google has warned it will pull the plug on Search for Australians if proposed media laws go ahead. Picture: Shutterstock

The Prime Minister has hit back at a threat made by Google on Friday after the tech giant warned senators it would pull the plug on its search function for Australians if laws proposing it pay media companies for content go ahead.

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Sarah Basford Canales

Sarah Basford Canales

Canberra Times journalist

I'm a federal politics and public sector reporter with an interest in national security, integrity and regulation. Contact me with general tips and thoughts at sarah.basfordcanales@canberratimes.com.au or confidential tips to sbasfordcanales@protonmail.com.

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