Guilbeault accused of double-standard when it comes to sharing news on social media

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Liberal Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault is being accused of hypocrisy after being exposed for sharing news content on social media platforms without properly citing their sources or compensating news organizations. Guilbeault has stated in the past that the practice by social media websites like Facebook of linking to Canadian news content without compensating creators was “immoral and unacceptable.” “That’s immoral to me and it’s unacceptable,” Guilbeault said about the practice on Global News’ The West Block in September 2020. Currently, Guilbeault is in charge of developing new legislation which would force social media giants to pay for Canadian news content and be forced to remove offensive and illegal content from their platforms.

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