Google tests response to Canadian Online News Act by blocking news content for some Canadians

  • Google is testing a potential response to the Canadian Online News Act (Bill C-18) by temporarily blocking some Canadian users from viewing news content.
  • Bill C-18 would require digital giants like Google and Facebook to negotiate deals to compensate Canadian media companies for republishing their content.
  • The test affects under 4% of Canadian users and applies to Google’s search engine and the Discover feature on Android devices.
  • All types of news content, including content created by Canadian broadcasters and newspapers, are affected by the test, which will run for about five weeks.


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