Google’s news-blocking test a ‘terrible mistake’: PM Justin Trudeau
by The Canadian Parvasi
As search engine Google, in the past few days, started carrying out test news blocking for certain Canadians in response to the liberal government’s Online News Act, PM Justin Trudeau, while speaking to reporters on Friday, asserted that it was a “terrible mistake” on the part of Alphabet Inc.
The Online News Act by the liberal government, which is expected to be passed as a law, would require tech giants like Alphabet Inc, which owns google, to pay journalists and publishers for their news content in Canada.
Earlier this week, Google confirmed the test news content blocking, citing that the test was only applicable to less than four percent of its users.