After Australia, Facebook is likely to encounter a similar law in Canada that seeks to guarantee payments to news publishers for using their content on social media sites.
• Canada will propose the law in the coming months to protect the rights of its news organizations, Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault told reporters.
• Canada is among a first few countries that are asking the global tech companies to pay for using content. Why Should FB Pay?
• The traditional media industry has been on the decline with the onslaught of digital technologies that has led to shrinking readership base and lack of funds.
• Both FB and Google, which also uses content on its search engine platform, would require to pay if such a law is passed in Canada.