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Germany proposes taxing news aggregates like the Coming Crisis in the latest attempt to control information

2 years agoNews : The Coming Crisis

European politicians are on the hunt for new sources of revenue as the continent’s fiscal situation worsens. The level of desperation is clear in the latest move from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition government to tap into the cash reserves of Internet search engine giant Google to bolster that country’s ailing publishing industry. The second item on the coalition’s list of priorities released last week was a proposal to slap online news aggregators with a tax.
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