Good Morning Silicon Valley reports that after being threatened with legal action, Google is removing the French news agency Agence France Presse from Google News.
"Before any court decision, we are going to withdraw — in the next few days- – AFP photos and text," a Google spokesperson told Le Figaro. "We had thought that the ‘shop-window effect’ could be profitable for the French agency, as it is for many French media who have joined us."
Stupid is as stupid does I guess. Why anyone would want to be removed from the world’s leading news triangulation site is beyond me.