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Google and eight European newspapers announced Tuesday the creation of a fund of 150 million euros to support digital journalism. On paper, the initiative seems benign, but in reality, Google’s intention revolves around consolidating its grip on internet news media in a way that it can control even further what is shown on people’s news searches. It is called the Digital News initiative and, according to Google, it will ...Read full article...
Six-figure ‘investment’ will be used to combat censorship of TV and internet services, ‘educate’ Chinese and Iranians. Guardian March 20, 2011 The BBC World Service is to receive a “significant” sum of money from the US government to help combat the blocking of TV and internet services in countries including Iran and China. In what the BBC said is the first deal of its kind, an agreement is expected ...Read full article...