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Justin Trudeau says Facebook ‘bad for democracy’ after it blocks news in fire-ravaged Canada

Posted on AllSides August 21st, 2023
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau excoriated Mark Zuckerberg-run Meta as “bad for democracy” on Monday after it began blocking access to news stories on Facebook while wildfires destroy wide swaths of his country.

“It is so inconceivable that a company like Facebook is choosing to put corporate profits ahead of ensuring that local news organizations can get up-to-date information to Canadians and reach them,” Trudeau told reporters before a cabinet meeting on Prince Edward Island on Monday.

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