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Facebook lied in Security Committee: Rodriguez

Briefs | 04/27/2022 4:28 pm EDT
Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez speaks with reporters in Ottawa on May 13, 2019./ Photo by Andrew Meade.

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez has said the Government is not backing down from its legislative effort to get companies like Meta Platforms Inc.‘s Facebook and Twitter Inc. to compensate news outlets for their content, in the wake of comments from a Facebook official to the House of Commons Security committee that the company was not ruling out blocking news content in Canada should the legislation become law. 

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