Canada Wants Digital Giants Like Facebook and Google to Compensate Local News Outlets

From a  story on politico.com by Andy Blatchford headlined “Canada wants digital giants to compensate local news outlets”:

Canada is taking on Big Tech with new legislation that would force companies like Facebook and Google to compensate the struggling domestic news industry for the use of its content.

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez unveiled the proposed, Australian-style “Online News Act” on Tuesday. He framed the effort as a way to combat the rapid spread of disinformation and its threat to Canada’s democracy.

“The news sector in Canada is in crisis,” Rodriguez said. “This contributes to the heightened public mistrust and the rise of harmful disinformation in our society.”