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Google vows to change Australian media code, saying it would worsen Google Search, YouTube (Update*)

By Laurel Henning
  • 16 Aug 2020 21:58
  • 17 Aug 2020 18:53
Australian plans to make Google and Facebook pay for the news content they feature would unfairly advantage big news businesses and provide a “dramatically worse” Google Search and YouTube experience, Google and YouTube executives have said.
In a blog post published today, Gautam Anand, head of Youtube Asia-Pacific operations, said

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Laurel Henning

Senior Correspondent

Laurel is a senior correspondent specializing in competition law, data privacy and security, in Australia and New Zealand. Laurel reports from Sydney on criminal-cartel legislation and white-collar crime, as well as competition and consumer lawsuits involving companies including Google, Meta Platforms and Apple. While at MLex Laurel has also reported boardroom disputes and shareholder campaigns agitating for changes to company strategy. Laurel joined MLex in 2013 and reported for five years on European energy and climate policies from Brussels. In that time, Laurel covered the regulation of emissions and technological developments pertaining to the energy sector within the EU, as well as the Paris agreement in 2015. A graduate of the University of Liverpool, Laurel studied English and French before beginning a career in journalism with MLex.

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