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Boycott on Google News leads to 5% loss in web traffic: Brazilian newspapers

By Isabela Fraga and Natalia Mazotte

According to the National Association of Newspapers in Brazil (or ANJ in Portuguese), members that followed the association’s recommendation to abandon Google News have seen a decrease in web traffic of only 5 percent. Read more »

Newspapers in Brazil say their boycott turned Google News “deficient,” reiterate request for payment

The National Newspaper Association of Brazil (ANJ) said the decision of its members to opt out of Google News en masse has made the service “very deficient” because it no longer has “the content with the highest credibility and quality in the nation.” However, ANJ reiterated its disposition to negotiate with Google a financial compensation for the use of the newspapers’ content. Read more »

Brazilian newspapers leave Google News en masse

Brazil’s main newspapers abandoned Google News after the world’s top search engine refused to compensate them for the rights to their headlines. The mass rush started last year when the National Association of Newspapers in Brazil, or ANJ, began recommending its members to opt out of the service. Read more »


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