Notice to Canadian visitors regarding Bill C-18

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The federal government passed Bill C-18 in June. Also known as the Online News Act, the legislation requires tech companies to pay media organizations to host Canadian news content on their websites and platforms. Companies such as Meta and Google have said they reject the framework and will block Canadian users from seeing news from their platforms. This block also prevents Canadian users from posting and sharing news on platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.

For more information on Google’s position regarding Bill C-18, please visit:

For more information on Meta’s position regarding Bill C-18, please visit:

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