Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says other countries are quietly taking Canada’s side as giant tech companies push back against his government’s Online News Act.
C-18, which passed the House of Commons in June, requires that tech giants Google and Meta pay media outlets for news content they share or otherwise repurpose on their platforms.
Meta already has pulled news and content from Canadian publishers and broadcasters from its platform in Canada in response to the law. Google has threatened to do the same.
Trudeau, who recently returned from a meeting of G20 countries in India, told CBC’s Front Burner that other countries are encouraging his government to stand firm.
“Countries around the world are actually — and I heard this again when I was overseas — people saying, ‘Stand strong because this really matters,'” he…
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