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Google unveils new moves to boost struggling news organizations

Google announced new steps to help struggling news organizations Monday—including an end to a longstanding "first click free" policy to generate fresh revenues for publishers hurt by the shift from print to digital. The moves come amid mounting criticism that online platforms are siphoning off the majority of revenues as more readers turn to digital platforms for news. "I truly believe that Google and news publishers actually share a common cause," said Google Vice President Philipp Schindler. "Our users truly value…