Canada: Facebook threatens to ban News in its Feed
WRITTEN BY VIJESH CORMATY
Facebook threatens to ban news in Canada over proposed Online Act
Meta said that the Canadian government's approach is particularly misguided because, under the current system, Facebook helps publishers.
The framework of the current legislation presumes that Meta unfairly benefits from its relationship with publishers.
Earlier, Google also said that the Act "will make it harder for Canadians to find and share trusted and authoritative news online".
The social network has now urged the Canadian government to consider a policy response in support of public interest journalism that is fact-based and reflects the interests of not only a small handful of legacy publishers
According to the company, registered news publishers in Canada received over 1.9 billion clicks over the past 12 months
Company receives an estimated $230 million Canadian dollars in value.
Posts with links to news articles make up less than 3 per cent of what people see in their Facebook Feed
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