News Corp calls for Google break up

Credit: Reuters Studio
Published 6 days ago - Duration: 00:51s

News Corp calls for Google break up

The Australian arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp called for an enforced break-up of Alphabet's Google to preserve advertising and the news media.

Fred Katayama reports.

Advertisement

News Corp calls for Google break up

Break up Google.

That's what the Australian arm of News Corp is calling for.

Rupert Murdoch's company says the internet search engine company has 'unparalled power' over news outlets and advertisers.

News Corp Australia made its demands as part of a government inquiry and contends Google directs traffic and sales to its own sites and hurts competition.

As a remedy - News Corp says Google's parent company, Alphabet, should sell its main internet search business.

Google was not immediately available for comment.

Just last week over in the U.S., Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed to dismantle Google as well as Amazon and Facebook if she were elected president.

SOUNDBITE: SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, (ENGLISH) SAYING: "Break those things apart, and we will have a much more competitive, robust market in America." She wants to unwind Google's acquisitions of Waze, Nest and DoubleClick.

You are here

Recent related news from verified sources

The Australian arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp called for an enforced break-up of Alphabet Inc's Google Inc , acknowledging the measure would involve global...
6 days ago • Reuters

Media giant tells Australian inquiry Google’s search engine and advertising platform should be separated Google should be broken up to restore a level playing...
6 days ago • WorldNews

Recent related videos from verified sources

Google Genius Breaks Pi World Record 01:20
Credit: Celebrity Wire - Published 3 days ago 

Google Searches Can Predict When You Will Go To Emergency Room, Penn Study Says 02:10
Credit: CBS 3 Philly - Published 4 days ago 

Amazon, Spotify and Google challenging increased royalty rates for songwriters 01:25
Credit: NewsChannel 5 Nashville - Published 1 week ago 

Spring Break Travel without Breaking the Bank 04:18
Credit: TODAY’S TMJ4 - Published 2 weeks ago 

You might like