Meta has group working to dam information on Fb, Instagram from Canadian customers – Enterprise Information

Meta working to dam information

The Canadian Press – | Story: 425612

A consultant for Meta says the tech big has a group that’s working towards blocking information for its Canadian customers on Fb and Instagram.

Rachel Curran, head of public coverage for Meta Canada, says the content-blocking group is making ready to finish the provision of stories on these social media platforms ought to the Liberal authorities’s on-line information invoice move.

Showing earlier than the Home of Commons heritage committee at present, Curran says the corporate will take away information in a manner that’s cautious, accountable and clear.

Curran says Meta won’t take away different pages on Fb unrelated to information, and that Canadian customers will nonetheless be capable to entry pages for governments, politicians and emergency companies.

She says it is a enterprise determination the corporate believes it’s pressured to make as a result of it doesn’t agree with the proposed on-line information laws, which is at present on the committee stage within the Senate.

If handed, Invoice C-18 would require tech giants to pay Canadian media corporations for linking to or in any other case repurposing their content material on-line.