Facebook and Instagram ban news sharing in Canada; to understand

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After a fierce political struggle and intense lobbying, Meta suffered a significant political defeat, which led to a drastic decision: to no longer allow news sharing and circulation on Facebook and Instagram.

Meta’s decision to block access to news on Facebook and Instagram comes after the Senate of Canada approved the Online News Act, which determines that “big tech” pays communications vehicles for content shared on their platforms.

According to information from The Associated Press, Meta has not yet released details on the timeline for implementing this change. However, it has already warned that local news will be removed from its platforms before the law comes into force, which will come in six months.

“We reiterate that, to comply with Bill C-18 passed in Parliament, content from news organizations, including publishers and broadcasters, will no longer be available to users accessing our platforms in Canada,” he said. said Lisa Laventure, head of Meta communications in Canada. .

In turn, Google management said it would seek to engage with the government in search of a possible deal.

According to the France Presse agency, one of the reasons that led to the approval of the law was the closure of more than 450 news sites, which caused large technology companies to lose space.

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