Google and Canada strike deal to avert news ban under Online News Act

The search company has agreed to pay C$100m annually to support news organisations

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Google and Canada strike deal to avert news ban under Online News Act
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Google and Canada strike deal to avert news ban under Online News Act

Google has reached an agreement with the Canadian government to pay C$100 million (£58 million) annually to a fund supporting news organisations, putting an end to a contentious six-month stand-off.

The dispute arose following the enactment of Canada's Online News Act, also known as Bill C-18, which aimed to redirect a portion of the revenue generated by Google and Meta from online advertising...

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