Facebook could block news in Canada over revenue-sharing bill, exec says


Facebook hasn’t ruled out blocking news on its platform in Canada over the Liberal government’s news revenue-sharing bill, a company executive told MPs Tuesday.

Rachel Curran, the public policy manager for Canada at Meta, Facebook’s parent company, was asked at a parliamentary committee whether the company could repeat what it did in Australia last year in response to similar legislation, when it temporarily prohibited news content on Facebook.

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