Google threatens Canada, because it can


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If there was ever an action with a message, it was Google’s decision to block Canadian news sites for some people searching the internet. It came just as Parliament was reviewing a bill that had a lot to do with Google and Canadian news sites. The message was this: Don’t even try it, Canada. One day, whole swathes of information were disappeared from the internet that some Canadians see. Google told reporters it was just testing out its response in case the Parliament of Canada actually passes the law. It only affected about 4 per cent of Canadian users. It’s...