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Google Denies Stealing Revenue From Publishers

  • The Drum, Monday, November 13, 2017 12:59 PM

It may make more sense to understand the relationship between Google and news publishers before accusing the search giant of stealing search advertising revenue. Speaking to the Society of Editors, Google UK Chief Ronan Harris on Sunday night admitted to hearing many people have said Google and Facebook "ruthlessly" steal advertising revenue that publishers hope to acquire online. "That analysis just isn’t right," since the majority of Google revenue comes from search advertising, which is a market news publishers don't participate in, he said, according to The Drum.

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