Online News Act Creates ‘Moment of Reckoning’ for Publishers

Tara Deschamps, the Canadian Press:

In response to the act known as Bill C-18, Meta and Google have said they will remove news by Canadian journalism outlets from their sites before the law comes into force.


In response to such moves, Bell Media brands including CTV and BNN Bloomberg issued Instagram statements recommending people seeking their news look directly on their websites or visit their apps. CBC News prodded readers to make a similar move earlier this week.

National Post owner Postmedia on Friday joined Toronto Star owner Torstar Corp., TVA and Videotron owner Quebecor Inc. and broadcaster Cogeco Inc. in suspending advertising on Meta’s platforms.

Now there are two reasons Canadians will not see as many politics and news stories in our Threads feed.