Facebook, Instagram to block news stories in California if bill passes


The standoff in California is the latest scuffle between the tech giants and the news industry. Facebook and Google also resisted efforts in Australia and Canada that aimed to force the companies to cut deals with news publishers.

From Australia to Canada, Big Tech has resisted lawmakers’ efforts to force them to pay news publishers for carrying their articles. Now, that battle is playing out in California.

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