Google admits to running 'experiments' which remove some media sites from its search results

The tech giant says it is ‘running a few experiments that will each reach about 1% of Google Search users in Australia’

Google has been hiding some Australian news sites from search results, in a move media outlets say is a show of “extraordinary power” as the tech company bargains with the Australian government over financial payment for content.

The Australian government is attempting to impose a new code on Google and Facebook that would force them to negotiate a fair price for displaying local news content.

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