Facebook is under pressure due to a dispute with the Australian Government. Canada announced a similar move against Australia on the podium. Canadian Culture Minister Steven Guilbult strongly criticized Facebook and insisted that his country would not allow itself to get on its knees. The reason is the company’s decision to block all news content in Australia (read more).
Its background is that the Parliament of Canberra should discuss a bill in the coming days. This will force platforms such as Facebook and Google to share their advertising revenue from news content with media companies. Guilbet is drafting a similar law for Canada. “Canada is at the forefront of this fight,” the minister told reporters on Thursday.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was also unstoppable. He had support in this matter from heads of state and government in Great Britain, Canada, France and India. “Australia has a lot of interest in the world,” said Morrison. She called on Facebook to meet. “Because they know what Australia is doing here, and it will likely follow the law of many other Western states.”
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