Canadian Publishing Industry News
3 July 2023,     TORONTO
Google, Meta react to Bill C-18
 
 
After passage of Bill C-18, the Online News Act, giant tech platforms are mounting a counteroffensive. Google said it will remove Canadian news from its platforms and end existing deals with local publishers. It will remove news links from its search engine, Google News, and Google Discover for Canadian publishers and readers.

            In addition, the company will end Google News Showcase which it uses to license news from local publishers.

            Similarly, Meta said it will also remove news from Canada on Facebook and Instagram. Meta is also ending existing deals with publishers, including the contract for a fellowship program for hiring emerging journalists at The Canadian Press. The fellowship has funded about 30 positions since 2020.

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