Is Facebook Blocking News In Canada After Australia? | CA NEWS

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.

 


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