Meta Platforms Inc., which owns Facebook, has told Canada it would prohibit the sharing of Canadian news information unless the Liberal government adjusts laws requiring major internet
corporations to pay local media businesses. A parliamentary committee is reviewing the measure, and legislators agreed last week to suspend hearing witnesses.
Facebook claimed it wasn't given a chance to testify, so it published a statement and a warning late Friday.
Pablo Rodriguez, Canada's minister for cultural policy, said Facebook continues to employ its Australian playbook despite recent conversations
Facebook's notification to Canada might spark a high-stakes dispute like the one in Australia last year over media remuneration.
According to Australian authorities, Facebook pulled down pages for hospitals, emergency services, and charities while censoring news information. Facebook stated the problem was technical.