Diane Francis: Google's unwarranted opposition to the Online News Act


Australia has demonstrated to the world how to protect its local media from technology platforms that have crippled the news business everywhere. In 2021, Canberra required tech giants to negotiate payments for re-using local content and, one year later, this reform has made all the difference.

Canada’s Bill C-18, now before Parliament, is based on the same legislation, but is being fought by Google and others without justification. Between 2008 and 2021, more than 450 news outlets closed in Canada and one-third of journalism jobs have disappeared.

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