Government set for high-stakes battle with Big Tech

Government set for high-stakes battle with Big Tech
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Daniel Dunkley
While the world was distracted by the prospect of a cage fight between Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk last week, something far more consequential was taking place in Canada involving the social networking giant Meta.Canadian lawmakers have passed Bill C-18, also known as the Online News Act, a law to force technology platforms to pay news publishers for hosting news links and content. In pushing through the law, politicians have effectively declared war on multinational technology groups including Meta and Alphabet, the parent company of Go...

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