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Meta tests blocking news content on Instagram, FB for some Canadians


( ) -q-24- UNDATED (Correspondent Jeremy House) “the bill passes.”

Meta is preparing to block news for some Canadians on Facebook and Instagram in a temporary test that is expected to last through the end of June.

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TAG: Correspondent Jeremy House reporting.

VERBATIM: The Silicon Valley tech giant is following in the steps of Google. Earlier this year, Google blocked news content from some of its Canadian users in response to a government bill that will require tech giants to pay publishers for linking to or otherwise repurposing their content online. Meta says it’s prepared to block news permanently on Facebook and Instagram if the bill passes.

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