Episode 14: Canada's Bill C-18 | What is Bill C-18 and What Does it Mean for Canadian Consumers?
Welcome to episode 14 of the Talk Techie To Me podcast!
In this episode, I sit down with tech expert Tristan Jutras to discuss Canada's Bill C-18, their Online News Act, and what it means for Canadians. We dive into whether or not Bill C-18 is misguided and what could happen to Canadian's access to information online.
Okay, let me back up a bit and provide a little context: Bill C-18 is a new law that has been enacted in Canada, often referred to as the Online News Act. It requires big tech companies to pay Canadian media outlets for posting or linking to their news content. So, with Bill C-18 companies like Facebook, Instagram, and Google will have to pay Canadian media outlets simply for showing links to their sites.
To say Meta and Google aren't taking this well, would be an understatement. So, Tristan and I dive into the ramifications of Facebook and Google removing links to Canadian news agencies from their platforms.
Should Canadians push the panic button? Listen now to find out.
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