Facebook’s parent company Meta says it will block access to news content on its platforms if a recently proposed legislation passes in its current form.
Canada’s “Online News Act,” or House of Commons bill C-18, was introduced in April last year.
The bill lays out rules to force platforms like Meta and Alphabet Inc’s Google to negotiate commercial deals and pay news publishers for their content.
However, Meta has responded by threatening to stop Canadians from accessing news content on Facebook and Instagram if the legislation passes as it is.Meta spokesperson Lisa Laventure says the company made the decision because the act will require it to pay publishers for links or news content that it doesn’t post.“A legislative framework that compels us to pay for links or content that we do not post, and which are not the reason the vast majority of people use our platforms, is neither sustainable nor workable,” […]
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