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Google has hit out at News Corp after Rupert Murdoch’s company lodged a formal complaint against the search and ad giant to the competition wing of the European Commission.
News Corp’s newspaper the Wall Street Journal—citing an insider—reported that Murdoch’s media empire was “concerned Google reinforces its dominance in general search by ‘scraping’ or copying content from publishers to display the results of news article.”
Google has been accused by News Corp of altogether stripping its search results of articles that publishers prevent from being copied, according to the WSJ.
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