A autoridade antitruste italiana está investigando uma possível conduta anticompetitiva do Google.  Segundo a associação italiana de jornais, o Google ameaçou tirar da máquina de busca todos os jornais que se recusassem a participar do Google News Italia _ o agregador de notícias do Google naquele país.

O Google tem uma política para o bloqueio de páginas e sites:

Google may temporarily or permanently remove sites from its index and search results if it believes it is obligated to do so by law, if the sites do not meet Google’s quality guidelines, or for other reasons, such as if the sites detract from users’ ability to locate relevant information. We cannot comment on the individual reasons a page may be removed. However, certain actions such as cloaking, writing text in such a way that it can be seen by search engines but not by users, or setting up pages/links with the sole purpose of fooling search engines may result in removal from our index. Please read our Webmaster Guidelines for more information.

If your site is blocked from our index because it violates our quality guidelines, we may alert you about this using Webmaster Tools. Simply sign in to our Webmaster Tools, add your site URL, and verify site ownership. The Overview page provides information about the indexing of your site.

If you receive a notification that your site violates our quality guidelines, you can modify your site so that it meets these guidelines, then submit your site for reconsideration.”

E eles definitivamente a aplicam.  Mas me parece que nenhum dos critérios ali inclui “recusa em participar do Google News“…