Google’s clash with Australian regulators is heating up – CNN

Google’s clash with Australian regulators is heating up – CNN

The company published an open letter on its website on Monday, warning users that the legislation would “hurt how Australians use Google Search and YouTube.”
In the memo, Google Australia Managing Director Mel Silva claimed that the measure “could lead to your data being handed over to big news businesses, and would put the free services you use at risk in Australia.”
She argued that under the proposed law, Google (GOOGL) would have to tell news companies how they could gain access to its users’ data, while also being “given information that would help them artificially inflate their ranking over everyone else.” Regulators dispute those claims.
Google posted a link to the letter on its local homepage on Monday, serving a warning to users in Australia.
“The way you search with Google is at risk,” the message read. “The products Aussies rely on will be hurt by new government regulation.”
A screenshot of a warning message from Google, posted on the company's homepage in Australia on Monday.
Another executive warned in a separate blog post this week that the regulation would lead to “consequences” for users of YouTube, which is
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