Canadian legislation to force Google and Facebook to pay for the news content they disseminate on their platforms.
OTTAWA — The head of public policy for Facebook Canada says it’s no longer sustainable for social media companies to self-police questionable content. Kevin Chan told a House of Commons committee today that’s why his company would welcome regulations that could govern what can’t be posted. Chan’s appearance at the committee comes as the Liberal...
Once lionized as innovators and job creators — and largely left alone by Washington for nearly two decades — Big Tech companies have seen their political fortunes plummet. Facebook, Google, Amazon and Apple have come under scrutiny from Congress, federal regulators, state attorneys general and European authorities. Their once-considerable political support in Congress has eroded
Quebec MP David Graham accused Google and Facebook of ignoring Canadian copyright law. And another Quebec Liberal, Frank Baylis, linked the ad registry and copyright issues, arguing that Google makes billions by posting ads on content it obtains for free because copyright law doesn't apply to social media platforms.