Facebook parent company META Warning Canadaprepare like last year inAustraliaAs it does, block the sharing of Canadian news content unless the Liberal government changes legislation that forces big digital companies to compensate domestic media outlets. A committee of Canada’s parliament is reviewing the legislation, and lawmakers voted last week to stop hearing further testimony from witnesses. Facebook’s notice to Canada could spark the kind of high-stakes fight over media compensation in Australia last year. Facebook’s campaign to block news on its platform in Australia ended five days after the company and the government reached a deal in which officials agreed to loosen rules that effectively require Facebook to pay in exchange for the social media company’s reinstatement of content. Facebook’s tactics have drawn criticism from lawmakers around the world.
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