Brazil newspapers pull out of Google News

  • Brazilian newspapers have abandoned their partnership with Google News.

    Brazil's National Association of Newspapers said all 154 members, which account for 90 percent of the circulation in the country, had followed its recommendation to bar the search engine from using their content.

    The move comes because Google News refused to pay for content and was steering traffic away from their websites.

    "Staying with Google News was not helping us grow our digital audiences, on the contrary," said the association's president, Carlos Fernando Lindenberg Neto.

    "By providing the first few lines of our stories to Internet users, the service reduces the chances that they will look at the entire story in our websites," he said.

    Internet users using Google will still be able to find content from most o the newspaper websites.