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Google yanks California news sites over proposed law

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A liberal State wanting to control the narrative. Who'd a thought?

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I don't understand how linking to a news article deprives the news organization of money. If anything, they would get more views and more advertising money. What am I missing?

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I don't understand how linking to a news article deprives the news organization of money. If anything, they would get more views and more advertising money. What am I missing?

I don't understand this either. Most companies want their product to come up in a Google search. The underlying issue wasn't properly explained in the article.

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I don't understand this either. Most companies want their product to come up in a Google search. The underlying issue wasn't properly explained in the article.

What happens is that Google hosting their new allows readers to get around pay walls erected by the news sites. That deprives the news sites of revenue. Yahoo News lets you read news on lots of sites that are normally behind pay walls.

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A liberal State wanting to control the narrative. Who'd a thought?

Not at all. Like Australia and Canada California wants local newspapers to get paid for the stories that are normally behind their pay walls. If you want to read stories on the LA Times or the Bakersfield Californian you should buy a subscription for them instead of basically stealing the same paywall protected content using Google or Yahoo.

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It's been much better in Canada since Facebook stopped being able to share news here. Google still shows Canadian news though, so I'm not sure how that works.

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The motivation for such laws are that newspapers are failing for lack of revenue. Readers are able to circumvent their paywalls and read their content for free when Google or Yahoo places the same articles on their news sites. It's not about controlling content but about saving newspapers and by extension a free press.

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