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.
The controversy fueled one of the most intense debates during the Inter
American Press Association’s 68th General Assembly, which took place
from Oct. 12 to 16 in São Paulo.