Pay up, Zuck: Canada allies with Australia in ‘battle’ against Facebook over news content Following Australia’s lead, Canada has announced that it aims to force Facebook to pay for news content. Ottawa said it would not be intimidated if the tech giant seeks retribution. Canadian Heritage Minister Steven Guilbeault said on Thursday that he would begin drafting legislation that could resemble Australia’s bid to make Facebook and other companies pay a licensing fee to feature domestically created content on their platforms. https://www.rt.com/news/515999-canada-facebook-australia-pay-content/ #news #australia #facebook #newscontent #licensefee
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Earlier this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced plans for a 9/11-style commission to “investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the Jan. 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex.” Will that investigation include the media’s role in peddling flagrant falsehoods about what actually happened that day? Look up any story about the storming of the Capitol by Donald Trump supporters, and you will find it described as a “deadly riot” that killed five people. Worse still, one of the deaths was that a police officer who – the story goes – was killed by rioters after getting hit in the head by a fire extinguisher. Then there is the story of the protestor who “carried Zip Ties into the Capitol,” which led to accusations that the protestors intended to take hostages. There have also been endless media descriptions of the event as an “armed insurrection.” And there were stories claiming that, as Reuters put it, “Capitol rioters meant to ‘capture and assassinate’ officials.” What is common about all of these media-fed narratives? Not one of them is true. Not. One. https://issuesinsights.com/2021/02/19/exposed-the-media-has-been-lying-about-the-capitol-protests/ #news #january6th #media #lies #accountability
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Earlier this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced plans for a 9/11-style commission to “investigate and report on the facts and causes relating to the Jan. 6, 2021, domestic terrorist attack upon the United States Capitol Complex.” Will that investigation include the media’s role in peddling flagrant falsehoods about what actually happened that day? Look up any story about the storming of the Capitol by Donald Trump supporters, and you will find it described as a “deadly riot” that killed five people. Worse still, one of the deaths was that a police officer who – the story goes – was killed by rioters after getting hit in the head by a fire extinguisher. Then there is the story of the protestor who “carried Zip Ties into the Capitol,” which led to accusations that the protestors intended to take hostages. There have also been endless media descriptions of the event as an “armed insurrection.” And there were stories claiming that, as Reuters put it, “Capitol rioters meant to ‘capture and assassinate’ officials.” What is common about all of these media-fed narratives? Not one of them is true. Not. One. https://issuesinsights.com/2021/02/19/exposed-the-media-has-been-lying-about-the-capitol-protests/ #news #january6th #media #lies #accountability
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