Google has very cleverly got its way as far as the news media code is concerned, leading Australian politicians on and ensnaring them in a very neat trap. And the company has ensured that nobody will lose face as a result of all the threats.
Search behemoth Google, which is trying to muscle the Australian Government into accepting a news media code devised by itself, has contradicted its own threat to pull out of the market by slyly approaching smaller news organisations and trying to cut deals on its (Google's) terms.
With 2020 a year we'll never forget, what were the top searches by Aussies during the year on Google, as reported by Google? There's also a great three minute film that wraps up the year and shows that we all searched "why" more than ever.
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