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Truce sought in link-tax battle

A group representing Canadian news organizations has called on the federal government to make changes as requested by Google to a new law requiring the tech giant to make payments to news outlets.

The Trudeau government passed a law in June that will require tech platforms that carry links to Canadian news outlets to make payments to those organizations. It is part of an effort to save the news industry, which has failed to find revenue sources to make up for advertising lost to the social media titans.

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Annie Gugliotta

Meta delivers blows to Trudeau’s news law

On June 22, the day Canadian PM Justin Trudeau’s government passed a law forcing revenue-sharing on tech giants, Meta announced it was getting ready to block Canada’s news outlets from Facebook and Instagram.

This was merely the latest bad news for a media industry in crisis.

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