… after failing to
bully – I mean lobby – Ottawa, Canada’s parliament this week passed bill C-18, known as the Online News Act. The new law requires tech giants like Google and Meta/Facebook to pay news outlets for their content.
Meta, parent of Facebook and Instagram, and Google will block local Canadian news from their platforms after the country became the latest jurisdiction to pass a law aimed at forcing tech giants to pay news providers for content.
Behemoth American companies like Facebook and Google have been killing local Canadian media while profiting off their backs for many years now. It’s time to be thinking about alternatives to these giant juggernauts and supporting local media.
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