Google to pay for 'high quality' news in three countries
Google says it will pay some news outlets for "high-quality" stories that it uses amid pressure from publishers.
Part of the initiative will require Google to pay for its users to access news stories otherwise locked behind a so-called paywall on certain websites.
The first sites to join are in Australia, Brazil, and Germany, with a product launch set for later this year.
It comes as authorities in some countries investigate how tech firms use news content without paying for it.
Australia has put forward plans to force Google and Facebook to pay news publishers under competition rules.
France has already issued Google with an order to do so.

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