Canadians who follow CTV News on Facebook and Instagram may have noticed they’ve been blocked from viewing the latest news after the passing of Bill C-18. But you can continue to access our award-winning and trusted content by visiting our digital platforms directly, as well as downloading the CTV News app, signing up for alerts on news that matters to you, and more.
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Canadians who follow CTV News on Facebook and Instagram may have noticed they’ve been blocked from viewing the latest news after the passing of Bill C-18. The CTV News Facebook page appears in this screenshot, although some users may no longer be able to see posts. (CTV News)
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The federal government passed Bill C-18 in June. Also known as the Online News Act, the legislation requires tech companies to pay media organizations to host Canadian news content on their websites and platforms. Companies such as Meta and Google have said they reject the framework and will block Canadian news from their platforms. This block also prevents users from posting and sharing news on platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.