Meta has begun blocking news content in Canada in response to a new law that requires tech giants to pay news publishers for their content. The law, known as the Online News Act, was passed by the Canadian parliament in June 2021.

Meta has said that it is blocking news in Canada because it believes the law is unfair and will harm innovation.

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The company argues that it already provides significant value to news publishers by driving traffic to their websites and apps.

The Canadian government has defended the law, saying that it is necessary to ensure that news publishers are compensated for the content that they create. The government has also said that the law will not harm innovation and that it could actually help to create new opportunities for news publishers.

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