May 19, 2024

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Trudeau took an arrow at Meta on wildfires

Trudeau took an arrow at Meta on wildfires

(West Kelowna) Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada's dispute with Meta is a “testing moment” for standing up against the social media giant, which makes billions of dollars but takes no responsibility for the well-being of the communities that come from it. Profits.

As information about wildfires and evacuation routes was blocked on the Meta group's Facebook platform, Mr. Trudeau made these comments.

In response, Meta blocked Canadian news on Facebook Online News Act Federal government seeking compensation for media that shared stories on Facebook feeds.

Justin Trudeau said he knows many are trying to find ways to inform everyone, especially in times of emergency that countries should stand up for journalism, not corporations that make billions undermining democracy.

The prime minister said he met today with mayors and fire officials from municipalities devastated by last year's wildfires, along with many families in British Columbia who lost their homes and are still affected by the situation.

Mr. Trudeau was also in West Kelowna last August, just days after wildfires destroyed hundreds of homes.

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