Brazil Newspapers Out of Google News

By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Members of Brazil’s Associação National de Jornais (National Association of Newspapers, ANJ) – which includes over a hundred of Brazil’s main newspapers – have agreed unanimously to withdraw their publications from online news aggregator Google News after a dispute over payments for their content. Some 154 organizations are involved, including around ninety percent of the country's newspapers (which are Portuguese-language).

The ANJ argues that Google is benefiting from its members' content without paying for it and reducing traffic . . .

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