The Canadian Government has made a deal with Google over the Online New Act.
The Online News Act, also called Bill C-18, was passed in June and required tech giants Meta and Google to compensate Canadian news companies for hosting their work on their platforms.
Although Google initially threatened to block all Canadian news from its website, Canadian Heritage Minister Pascale St-Onge said that they’ve made a deal.
This deal involves google paying Canadian news companies $100 million annually to continue to allow access to Canadian news content.
On the other hand, Meta went through with their threats to ban Canadian news, with it now being impossible to share Canadian news on Facebook or Instagram.
Meta shows no signs of reversing their decision, despite backlash from politicians and the general public.