Canada’s Online News Act was meant to force social media companies to pay for news content. What it’s actually done is hurt democracy.
Douglas Murray nailed it.
"You really know the world is in trouble when Canada becomes very interesting"
I hate to say this but Facebook is 100% correct on this one. This is crony capitalism and backroom deals at its finest.
I don’t know how Canadians keep electing Trudeau. Is the tribalism so strong that liberal voters cannot see the dangerous direction their government is headed? Sadly, Canada is further down the Road to Serfdom than the US (intentional reference).
God, Trudeau is such an annoying weasel. A less mature me would say he has a punchable face, but I’m not going to say that here.
C18 was ill advised and poorly designed as you point out. It will destroy the small, independent organizations. With Substack some will have a chance. I joined FP the first day I heard about the paywall going up. And now seeing Tait, the head of the CBC, calling out for criminal investigations of on line posts bemoaning the lack of capability and complete partisanship in our MSM "reporters" I am kind of happy that this will hurt the big players. And I will selectively support the smaller Substack entities.
trudeau is a facist
The government chose this path. This is the Canada they want. Unfortunately for them Facebook and Google don't want to pay for it. I suggest support your local news directly.
Welcome to the People's Republic of Canada.
Trudeau and Putin have more in common than many think.
Here’s a news story on our website, but you can’t post a link to it.
How does that make sense?
It seems that everyday I read of yet another example of our government's alarming overreach into matters that should be hands off for them. I live in the US and I've witnessed decades of my government's slow tentacles encroach into areas that were sacred spaces by authority of our Constitution. Politicians in the US take advantage of our national pride and patently lie to us as they start war after war, sending our youth into battle under the guise of ensuring our safety and rooting out these so-called enemies. I was in Kindergarten when JF Kennedy was assassinated, and remarkably it is one of my clearest memories. Through the years I've looked at and watched anything and everything about his death. After my time in the Marines and in law enforcement, I learned a great deal about ballistics and seen first hand how the body responds to impact. For me, the official government narrative of JFK's death was clearly made up - and poorly done. I am afraid for our nations and where all this will lead.