Meta surrounded in Canada, only paper food supply in India
Strictness: Forced to share earnings. Answer sought from Google on content censorship.
Search engine Google's parent company Meta has begun a trial in Canada of blocking readers' access to news content to avoid paying local publishers a share of its earnings. Meta has taken this step after forcing tech companies to share revenue share with local publishers. On this, the Government of Canada has summoned a reply from the company. Meta has clarified that the final decision has not been taken yet. Recently there Online News Act has been enacted to share the share of huge earnings that tech companies earn from news content. Australia has also made such a law in 2021. But, despite the issue being raised in the Indian Parliament, the government has not shown any seriousness and the matter is only limited to paperwork.
In the Rajya Sabha earlier this year, Sushil Kumar Modi suggested forcing the government to share its revenue with big tech media companies. He had said that local publishers are the real content creators, so a provision should be made in the Digital India Act.
Recently, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) issued a notice to Google on the complaint of the Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA). However, till now Google's attitude has been negative.