Thursday, June 29, 2023

Google to remove news links in Canada

MSN and CBC is reprting that " Google said Thursday it will remove Canadian news content from its search, news and discover products after a new law meant to compensate media outlets comes into force. The move to pull news from the world's most popular search engine could have a devastating impact on Canadian media outlets, which often depend on third parties like Google to get content into the hands of readers."

Ah yeah. It will have a significant impact. Google is removing Canadian news headlines for readers in Canada. It's not going to affect me because Google buries me but it certainly will affect the fake news outlets in Canada since Google already buries real news.

This little hissy hit is the perfect example of corporate greed. Google makes a lot of money. They pretty much have a monopoly on the industry. It's not just a matter of them refusing to share their wealth. It's a matter of them refusing to pay for services they profit from.

They say if you watch the news you are misinformed but if you don't watch it you are uninformed. That pretty much sums it up. With no headlines we aren't going to hear the headline to research the other side. No worries. That just means we're going to have to get creative in tapping into the breaking news. It's OK we'll do it. We have a flashlight and we still have Tucker.


  1. Doesn't this have something to do with another one of JT's little control freak policies that he's implementing, that they basically refused to play along with?

    1. The bill is indeed filled with other legitimate public concerns as well.


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