The News Ban is Collusion
... between the Web Giants and Canadian Elites
[BREAKING: Online News Act: Group calls for Facebook, Instagram boycott AUG 23 24| CTV News]
The Canadian Government can't ban alternative media, but by being unreasonable they got Facebook, Google, and Instagram to block news in Canada for them, working around the restrictions on government censorship of media by acting indirectly, through the web giants.
The News Ban is collusion between the Web Giants and Canadian Elites: Facebook escapes 'Context Collapse' and the Government escapes accountability -- media becomes under more of a monopoly control overnight where c11 failed to go far enough after rebel news's class action against the government was launched. At the same time this is a defense against AI since the video domain not blocked (youtube in canada, despite google being affected) is less vulnerable to text AI -- reddit's API fees that led to rolling blackouts are the same as the goverment's fees to facebook: a tax to slow down bots but they're fighting over who pays for it.
Perhaps it’s against the law, but in the meanwhile: