As social media reacts to Bill C-18, postsecondary institutions and student newspapers hit hard: Editorial


Universities and student newspapers have been hit hard by the Canadian news block on platforms such as Meta’s Facebook and Instagram, reports Diane Peters. Peters discusses how platforms such as Facebook, Google, Instagram, and X have responded to the federal Bill C-18 by blocking news sites or making it more difficult to find and share news. Student newspapers have been heavily affected by the loss of exposure and ad revenue, despite the fact that student newspapers with two or fewer journalists on staff are not covered by Bill C-18. Peters also references a recent statement from Canadian University Press and the National Campus and Community Radio Association, which urgently implores the federal government and Meta to rectify the situation.

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