Murdoch to block content from Google, accuses search engines of "stealing"

Rupert Murdoch has announced that he may pull the content from his newspapers from Google and other search engines in an aim to push his ideal of peop

Murdoch, who has been far from complimentary about search engines like Google in recent months, said he was considering the move for when people have to start paying to access online News Corp content next year

Speaking to Sky News Australia, Murdoch said: "I think we will (block our content from search engines), but that's when we start charging.

"The people who simply just pick up everything and run with it – steal our stories, we say they steal our stories - they just take them. That's Google, that's Microsoft, that's, a whole lot of people ... they shouldn't have had it free all the time, and I think we've been asleep."

This will include content from the likes of The Sun, The Times and the Wall Street Journal, the latter of which already has a partial paywall in place, allowing users to access the first paragraph of a story before paying.

The good news to all this of course is that Murdoch’s original plan to bring in paywalls from June next year has been delayed, meaning we could see the content from News Corp publications in our Google searches for a while yet.

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Via: The Guardian