The social media conglomerate’s move is a response to Ottawa’s Online News Act, which compels Meta to pay news outlets for posting their journalism on Facebook and Instagram.

by Tristan Vanheuckelom

June 25, 2023

Social media conglomerate Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, will end access to news on these social media platforms for all Canadian users before Bill C-18, otherwise known as the Online News Act, comes into force.

Under the law, tech giants like Meta and Google will be forced to pay news outlets for posting journalism on their platforms.

The tech company made the announcement on Thursday, June 22nd, the same day the bill received Royal Assent.

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