Meta Blocks News in Response to Canada’s Online News Act

  • Meta is blocking access to news links on Facebook and Instagram in Canada in response to the country’s Online News Act which requires tech companies to pay publishers for news.
  • The blockade includes both Canadian and international news, causing a near-total news blackout for Canadians using Meta products, which Meta says is to comply with the law.
  • This comes just weeks after Google also removed Canadian news links from its search results in response to the legislation.
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